India, Aug. 24 -- Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray indicated that the call to provide further relaxations would be taken cautiously to prevent another wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) transmission across Mumbai and the state.

The CM said that the state -- the worst affected as far as the viral outbreak is concerned -- would like to tread cautiously in easing lockdown restrictions to "prevent a second wave", while unveiling an 800-bed Covid-19 hospital in Pune on Sunday via video-conference.

Thackeray said the state government is working on ramping up the health care infrastructure in a bid to prevent a second wave of the viral outbreak in Maharashtra.

"We are opening up activities gradually to ensure a second wave does...