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Nagpur: Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut on Monday said that the reason behind rising Covid-19 cases in Nagpur is because of migrants coming from Delhi.

While addressing the reporters in Nagpur, he said, “Main reason behind rising Corona cases in Nagpur is migrants coming from Delhi. Most cases are from Delhi out of the 35 cases traced today. I feel we should do tracing at the airport itself and make max efforts for testing in urban-rural areas.”

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 1,494 fresh Covid-19 cases, including 961 cases from Mumbai alone.

The state government has asked to ramp up testing in all the districts to reduce the spread of the virus. State cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday said that Maharashtra could be staring at the fourth wave of Covid-19 and urged the people not to panic as the positivity rate is not high as of now.

Health minister Rajesh Tope also said that the Covid-19 cases are currently restricted to districts like Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar.

The state government also made face masks mandatory in closed spaces like malls, auditoriums, hospitals, colleges, buses and trains.
Mumbai on Sunday recorded 961 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan also wrote to Maharashtra, along with a few more states that contributed much to India’s Covid-19 toll, and urged them to take pre-emptive action if needed.

Several personalities including former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis have tested positive for Covid-19.

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