As the state continued to register a shocking surge in Omicron cases hinting over the third wave, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday confirmed 10 ministers and over 20 MLAs have tested positive for the covid-19 virus. The announcement came in the wake of Maharashtra reporting 8,067 fresh coronavirus positive cases, as much as 50 percent more than Thursday.
“We cut short the assembly session recently. So far, over 10 ministers and over 20 MLAs have tested positive for coronavirus. Everybody wants to be part of the celebrations of New Year, birthdays, and other occasions. Keep in mind that the new variant (Omicron) spreads fast and hence caution is needed,” he added.
Earlier, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also called for an emergency meeting to discuss ways and restrictions to curb and contain the constant covid surge after being hit by the new omicron covid-19 variant.