Crucial phase against corona, stay at home: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar also highlighted the importance for citizens with coronavirus or symptoms of the COVID-19 to contact the health authorities in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Crucial phase against corona, stay at home: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar
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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday expressed concerns over the increasing cases for the coronavirus or COVID-19 among police personnel and health workers in the state. 

Stating that a crucial phase against corona has begun, Ajit Pawar also highlighted the importance for citizens with coronavirus or symptoms of the COVID-19 to contact the health authorities in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak while appealing that they should not try to escape.

Expressing concerns over increases COVID-19 cases among “front-line forces” of health workers and police, Ajit Pawar said that the number of positive cases are increasing by hundreds on a daily basis and the deaths are also on a rise. 

“The only way to stop this is to stay home and contact health authorities immediately, if symptoms occur,” Ajit Pawar said. 

Pawar, who also holds the Finance portfolio in Maharashtra, said that the lockdown which has been placed to stop the spread of the coronavirus may affect the economy of the state. However, the same can be recovered in the future. 

“Everyone has united to fight corona, irrespective of their religion and differences, further strengthening our resolve. Together we’ll overcome this; hence stay united, stay at home,” Ajit Pawar tweeted. 

Over 40 nurses and three doctors at South Mumbai’s Wockhardt hospital have been tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19. As this happened, the civic body declared the Wockhardt hospital as a containment zone. 

All the nurses from the team who have tested positive, are now being treated at the hospital and doctors are being treated at Seven Hills and SL Raheja Hospitals respectively.

Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state with coronavirus cases nearing 900 while the death toll is 45. On April 7, 23 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in Maharashtra, taking the toll of infected cases in the state to 891. 

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