Door-to-door Newspaper Delivery to resume from June 7: Uddhav Thackeray

During his address, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also ended the deadlock in the state over final year university exams.

Door-to-door Newspaper Delivery to resume from June 7: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that door-to-door delivery of newspaper will be allowed in residential areas from June 7. The delivery boys will be provided with masks and hand sanitisers, he said. 

In a meeting with newspapers distributors earlier, Thackeray assured them that the ban on door-to-door delivery will be lifted soon.  He said that the decision to prohibit newspaper delivery was taken to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

The Maharashtra government has banned the door-to-door newspaper delivery in various places including housing societies and colonies across Mumbai and Pune which are the hotspot of the COVID-19 cases. 

'Mission Begin Again', Caution Amid Relaxation

While addressing the citizens via social media, Thackeray asked the people to remain cautious while venturing out of the house. This comes after the Maharashtra government announced ease in lockdown restrictions from June 3 under ‘Mission Begin Again’. 

The Chief Minister said that ‘Mission Begin Again’ was aimed at starting lives again. The Maharashtra government on Sunday relaxed restrictions allowing outdoor physical activities, the opening of shops, market and offices in areas including Mumbai and Pune. 

“The relaxations provided are a trial to find a way ahead. However, we should remain cautious. With Mission Begin Again, we are throwing the word lockdown in the garbage because we are starting life again and we need to step cautiously,” Thackeray said. 

Thackeray said the Mission Begin Again was like people walking in a heavy downpour while holding hands. “We have to step carefully and we have to fight the coronavirus,” he added. 

Relief for final year university students

The Chief Minister also announced that final year university exams can’t be conducted in the current situation. The aggregate marks or average of semester exams will be taken and the students will be given exams but those who feel that they could do better if they take exams they would score better are welcome to do it, Thackeray said. 

The students are free to volunteer if they want to take final exams which will be scheduled later this year. 

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