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Amid Covid surge in other countries, here's what Maharashtra health minister said on curbs

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MUMBAI : Maharashtra has recorded a Covid-19 positivity rate of 0.4%, wherein the state recorded only 103 new active cases on Tuesday.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the mask mandate would not be lifted in the state, considering a fourth wave has already emerged in other countries.

Tope said looking at the fourth wave in other countries, it is not right to take the take the risk of removing that restriction. "For now, we have not decided to put an end to the mask mandate," he added.

Maharashtra also did not record any Covid-19 related deaths on Tuesday. Tope said to reported that the state earlier had 46,000 active Covid-19 cases and the number has now come down to 960.

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