'Will shut Mumbai locals, buses if people don't stop non-essential travel,' says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said the government would be forced to take the 'harsh decision' to stop bus and train services in Mumbai if people don't avoid unnecessary travel
Mumbai: Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said the government would be forced to take the "harsh decision" to stop bus and train services in Mumbai if people don't avoid unnecessary travel.
Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Thackeray also appealed people to avoid unnecessary travel and gathering. He said there would be no holiday for seven days to government offices as was reported in a section of media.
Thackeray said the administration was working on allowing functioning of government offices with 50 percent strength.
The condition of 39 coronavirus positive patients is stable, while one is critical, he said. These patients include 26 men and 14 women, Thackeray said.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra chief minister said the move 'will protect young people from coronavirus when they commute to earn a livelihood'
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The Maharashtra chief minister also warned that if the situation remains the same, healthcare facilities will start getting overburdened in 15-20 days
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said he would hold a meeting on Monday on working out a financial package for the sections whose livelihood will be impacted by the lockdown