MUMBAI: Lockdown in Maharashtra is on the cards, likely to be out in the next few hours, said sources on Tuesday (April 13, 2021) afternoon.
As per reports, the Uddhav Thackrey-led government is mulling stricter 'Break the Chain' restrictions.
The state government has reportedly discussed the plan with other senior political leaders and the COVID-19 Task Force.
Meanwhile, as per the latest report, Maha CM Uddhav Thackrey to announce lockdown measures at 8:30 PM today. Further, the lockdown is likely to be till April 30 with stringent COVID-19 SOPS.
Earlier on April 12, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced on Monday that class 10 and 12 board exams will be postponed given the current COVID situation in the state. Read more
"Imp Announcement: Given the current #COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, we've postponed state board exams for class 10th & 12th. The present circumstances are not conducive for holding exams. Your health is our priority. #PariskhaPeCharcha #HSC #SSC #exams," Gaikwad tweeted on Monday.
"Keeping in mind the schedule of entrance exams for professional courses, class 12th exams will be held by end of May, while 10th standard exams will be in June. We're closely monitoring the health situation. Fresh dates for these exams will be announced accordingly," she added.
Her tweet came shortly after singer Armaan Malik and actor Sonu Sood took to Twitter to request concerned authorities to not conduct board and other examinations offline in the present time considering health risks amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Armaan tweeted: "I don't think exams should be held in such a situation. Please take into account the mental and physical health of millions of students across India, who've been preparing, stopping prep & restarting again for these exams. Yes, education is important but not at the cost of health."
"I don't know if my voice will be enough but I hope and trust that the concerned authorities will pay heed to this and make a decision that's in the interest of the students in our country. It's a humble request," the singer added.