CM Uddhav Thackeray urges people not to panic over coronavirus outbreak, says Maharashtra is prepared
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday requested people not to panic about the coronavirus outbreak and assured them that the state was prepared to deal with the situation
Speaking in the Maharashtra Assembly, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested the people not to panic over coronavirus issue
Stating that the state had tackled the swine flu, Thackeray urged people to stick to the precaution advisory issued by the government
Thackeray said he was holding a daily review meeting with the health department and keeping a close watch on the situation
Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday requested people not to panic about the coronavirus outbreak and assured them that the state was prepared to deal with the situation.
Speaking in the Maharashtra Assembly he said, "With full responsibility, I want to say that people are requested not to panic over Coronavirus issue."
"I want to appeal to people that do not panic due to this, we had also tackled swine flu earlier in the state. Just stick to the precaution advisory issued by the government," he added.
On opposition allegations that the government hasn't initiated enough measures to tackle Coronavirus, he said, "I want to say that our administration is strong and has made good arrangements to tackle this situation".
Thackeray said he was holding a daily review meeting with the health department and keeping a close watch on the situation.
"Earlier we had only one centre for the test in Pune NIV now this has been increased to Nagpur and Pune so now we have three such centres in Maharashtra," he said.
"We have also requested private hospitals to make isolation wards for coronavirus patients and be prepared," he further said.
He said that the international airport has taken enough measures. "We are checking each and every traveler coming from abroad. We have also informed all employees at airports regarding the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the disease," Thackeray added.
"Ahead of Holi, I want to request people to limit their Holi celebration and to avoid being part of gatherings," he said.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Coronavirus Outbreak: ICMR says 'major milestone' achieved after number of labs conducting COVID-19 tests rises to 1,000
ICMR said that this is a major milestone towards enhanced testing in India. According to the ICMR, there are 730 government labs and 270 private labs for the testing.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai sees 1,460 new cases, 41 deaths today; Delhi tally reaches 80,188
Coronavirus Updates: With 1,460 new cases, Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rose to 73,747 on Saturday while deaths from the virus increased to 4,282 with 41 patients succumbing to the virus today
Coronavirus Updates: WHO acknowledges 'emerging evidence' on airborne spread of COVID-19, says it isn't 'definitive'
Coronavirus Updates: The WHO has earlier said the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.