Even as Maharashtra has been making a steady progress in inoculating its masses with COVID-19 vaccines, the state as a whole has still not received a tangible respite from the daily caseload. Yesterday the state achieved an important milestone of administering more than 3.5 crore vaccine doses. The state government on its part has been reiterating that the second wave of COVID-19 has not subsided completely and has been asking people to follow protocol to stop the spread of the infection.
Fearing possible rise in cases of COVID-19 in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked the administration to gear up to produce oxygen, and supply it district-wise. He has also asked the administration to create awareness among people and to encourage them to take the second dose of vaccine.