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Medical, grocery shops to remain open for 24 hours: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

The Chief Minister, however, said that the shops providing medicine and essential commodities will have to follow certain guidelines to ensure the health of the customers.

Medical, grocery shops to remain open for 24 hours: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
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In order to avoid panic and a step towards decreasing the crowding problem amid the nationwide lockdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced that essential services including medical stories and grocery shops will remain open for 24 hours. 

This decision was taken in a meeting held on March 26. Along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, State Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi and other senior officials were present in the meeting. 

The Chief Minister said that the shops providing medicine and essential commodities will have to follow certain guidelines to ensure the health of the customers. The guidelines will include information regarding social distancing, disinfection and maintaining hygiene. 

Despite the increasing cases of the coronavirus and the directives given by the centre and state government, there have been reports that people are stepping out unnecessarily. However, the reaction of police has been to lathi-charge these people. 

Reacting to this, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday stated that strict action will be taken against those who attack health workers and police while hinting that he would not hesitate to deploy the Army to control the crowd.

Maharashtra is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak with 125 positive COVID-19 cases, as of March 26, and four deaths. The number of cases for the coronavirus or COVID-19 in Mumbai has increased to 54. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The total number of cases in the country has increased to 694 with 14 deaths. 

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