CM Uddhav Thackeray alerts people about post-COVID symptoms reported in Maharashtra

He addressed the state on November 22 and asked people to stay alert as the cases have increased after Diwali. While people have recovered from the infection, he asked everyone to follow norms, so as to avoid second wave of COVID19 in Maharashtra

CM Uddhav Thackeray alerts people about post-COVID symptoms reported in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday, November 22, addressed the state and shared his thoughts regarding the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Before sharing the information regarding the COVID cases, he thanked the people for their cooperation during Diwali as many refrained from using crackers during the celebration. People in Maharashtra followed the directives issued by the CM and the government for not bursting crackers and keeping the festivities simple.

Similar observations were made while celebrating Dussehra, Navrati and Chatth Puja too, and CM appreciated the efforts taken by the people.

However, he pointed out that while the shrines for worship have reopened or all religions, people have been visiting them often and crowding, which raises concerns in the public place. Shedding more light on the same, he stated that one must understand that the coronavirus crisis is not yet over, and the state could face challenges due to the second wave, as witnessed in places like Delhi and Ahmedabad, whereby the challenges have increased than before.

The state is making efforts to ensure the spread is controlled and reduces eventually. Developments and arrangements are being worked upon, and we have doctors, staff and other requirements in place to cure the illness. However, the CM emphasised that the people should take care and not add stress to their lives of essential workers. 

He expressed his disappointment with people flouting the norms and not following the directions imposed by the government. Sharing a thought for them, he stated that we need to take precautions on a daily basis and respec the efforts put by the essential workers for our betterment.

Adding more he stated that the experts have noted that a large section of youth is being affected now with the new wave, and this is eventually spreading the infection among the elders too. While the vaccine will be launched soon, people will have to focus on their care, as it would take some time for the government to ensure its availability for nearly 25-crore people. Despite several talks with the concerned officials and despite people recovering from the infection, experts today have noticed that there are cases which have shown post-COVID-19 side effects, observing which it is significant for us to take necessary precautions.

Over the last few months, the government has carried out the 'My Family, My Responsibility' campaign. The same has been successful in curbing COVID-19 cases, and this was possible with the contribution of people and essential workers who gave their best in this fight.

The government is working towards resuming daily life in Maharashtra, however, with increasing cases, officials are not able to permit the same for several activities. Sharing his support, he said that the people have suggested and put forth their demands, but permissions will only be given after a thorough understanding of the crisis, and the well-being of the people.

He urged the citizens to not to step out of homes unless necessary and warned that while the equipment, medicines and other safety aspects are in place, increase in the number of patients in comparison to the number of healthcare staff available could be deeply concerning in the future. Under these circumstances, the state will have to take strict decisions, however, currently, the government is not keen on imposing another lockdown, for the betterment of the citizens.

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