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Lockdown-like stricter restrictions for next 15 days in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

Emphasizing on the need to break the virus chain, he said that the curbs will be similar to lockdown as it is now necessary to contain the spread of COVID-19 will be similar to lockdown. He also urged everyone to not venture out of homes.

Lockdown-like stricter restrictions for next 15 days in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray
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Amid a sharp spike in the coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray address the citizens of the state and said that stricter restrictions will be imposed from 8 pm tomorrow, April 14, for at least the next 15 days.

“No complete lockdown will be imposed but Section 144 will be in place across the state from April 14,” said Uddhav Thackeray.

Emphasizing the need to break the virus chain, he said that the curbs will be similar to lockdown as it is now necessary to contain the spread of COVID-19 will be similar to lockdown. He also urged everyone to not venture out of their homes for unnecessary work.

“We are not shutting down public transport, but they will be available for essential workers.”

Moreover, all establishments, public places will remain closed, except essentials. All essentials industry can function at full capacity.

The roadside vendors to function between 7 am to 8 pm, but no one will be allowed to eat there. They will have to give as take away in order to avoid overcrowding.

Besides, under the Shiv Bhojan scheme around two lakh plates will be given free of cost daily.

The CM also stressed the loose infrastructure amid an alarming spike in the second wave. "The situation is much worse than last year," expressed Thackeray. Clarifying further, he said that it is taking time for tests and test reports because the infrastructure has been burdened. "Everything has a limit, if you stretch it beyond its limit, it will collapse," he added.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra today, April 13, recorded over 60,000 cases despite night curfew and restrictions already in place.

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