Mumbai/Nagpur: Not a complete lockdown, but stricter guidelines coming, states Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Announcing a ‘Janta Curfew’ in the state, the CM said, “Only essential services allowed from 8 pm tomorrow.”
He also stated that public transport will be available for only those involved in essential services.
Only home deliveries from restaurants allowed from 8 pm tomorrow in Maharashtra.
He added that these restrictions will be in place for 15 days.
Appealing to doctors from outside to join state’s fight against Covid-19, Maharashtra Chief Minister said that it is an “emergency-like” situation.
CM Uddhav Thackeray also appealed to the opposition parties to cooperate in the fight against coronavirus.
Here are the Highlights:
9.03 pm: Shiv Bhojan’ to be given free of cost for the next one month: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
9.02 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that Rs 1500 per labour who are registered with the state govt labour department will be given by the state. The same benefit to registered domestic workers and hawkers, auto drivers as well
9.00 pm: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the restaurants and hotel will be shut down but take away and home delivery services are permitted. The roadside food stalls can also operate, but with take away service
8.55 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that essential services, doctors, people working in the health and emergency, banking and agriculture sectors will be allowed to go out
8.51 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that they are not shutting down the public transport services but it will be used only by the people who are working in essential services.
8.50 PM: We are imposing strict restrictions which will come into effect from 8 pm tomorrow. Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow. I will not term this as lockdown: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
8.47 pm: We need more doctors to fight this situation, says Uddhav Thackeray.
8.45 pm: I will speak to the Prime Minister to request him to provide us IAF assistance in the supply of oxygen for medical use from nearby states: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
8.44 pm: Requested PM that we need more oxygen: Uddhav Thackeray
8.43 pm: 60,212 fresh COVID19 cases have been reported in the State today: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
8.40 pm: We are continuously upgrading our healthcare infrastructure but they are under pressure. There is a shortage of medical oxygen, beds and the demand for Remdesivir has also increased: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
8.35 pm: Difficult time for the state of Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray.
8.32 pm: Rising of cases in the state is disastrous: Uddhav Thackeray