As Maharashtra battles the second wave of COVID-19, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government is also making inroads to minimise the impact of a possible third wave, especially as more than 8,000 children contracted COVID-19 in May, in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar.
According to reports, a COVID-19 ward for children is being prepared in Maharashtra's Sangli district where 5 children are being treated currently.
Corporator Abhijit Bhosale as said, "We have prepared this Covid ward for kids so that if and when the third wave comes, we are prepared. And kids will not feel they are in a hospital but instead will feel they are in a school or a nursery."
Authorities of the state recently also went on high alert when they found at least 8,000 children and teenagers tested positive for the coronavirus in Ahmednagar in May, estimating for about 10 percent of the cases in the district.
In other news, the Maharashtra government on Sunday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state by 15 days till June 15.