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Maharashtra Extends Lockdown till 31 July, Launched Plasma Therapy Trial for Coronavirus Patients

Maharashtra: Looking at the rising cases of coronavirus in the state, the Maharashtra government on Monday extended the lockdown till July 15. On Sunday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had indicated that the ongoing lockdown restrictions will continue beyond June 30.

Saying that the lockdown restrictions will not cease after June 30, the chief minister had said that the threat of Covid-19 still looms over the state and all precautions need to be taken. On the other hand, the Mumbai Police on Sunday had also announced a series of measures under the #MissionBeginAgain by appealing to people to strictly adhere to the guidelines.

The development comes as the coronavirus cases in the state for the third consecutive day jumped sharply from Saturday’s highest of 5,318 to 5,493 on Sunday while deaths in Pune Division crossed 1,000. In a significant development, the Maharashtra government on Monday launched ‘Project Platina’ which is world’s largest convalescent plasma therapy trial cum treatment of severe COVID-19 patients.

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