Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra: 351Mumbai: 181Pune: 37Islampur Sangli: 25Nagpur: 16Pimpri Chinchwad: 12Kalyan-Dombivali: 9Thane: 9Navi Mumbai: 8Ahmednagar: 8Vasai-Virar: 6Yavatmal: 4Buldhana: 4Satara: 2Panvel: 2Kolhapur: 2Ulhasnagar: 1Aurangabad: 1Ratnagiri: 1Sindudurga: 1Pune Gramin: 1Godiya: 1Jalgoan: 1Palghar: 1Nashik: 1Gujrat Citizen in Maharashtra: 1Total Deaths: 16Total Discharged: 41BMC Helpline Number:1916State Helpline Number:022-22694725

Coronavirus Update: Section 144 in Maharashtra from Monday, announces CM Uddhav Thackeray

Section 144 in Maharashtra will be implemented from March 23. This is being done to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 in the state. CM Uddhav Thackeray informed about the decision taken by his government via live stream.

Coronavirus Update: Section 144 in Maharashtra from Monday, announces CM Uddhav Thackeray
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As the number positive cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 soars to 74, across the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in all urban parts of the state. 

Section 144 in Maharashtra will be implemented from March 23. This is being done to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 in the state. CM Uddhav Thackeray informed about the decision taken by his government via live stream. 

Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state with 74 cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19 and one casualty. A 63-year old man who was tested positive for the deadly virus died at Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai. In India, the number of infected cases has reached 341, as per the Union Health Ministry. Five people have already died in the country. 

While making the announcement, Uddhav Thackeray said that this measure is being taken in urban areas across Maharashtra to ensure social distancing. 

However, the Chief Minister said that the essential services such as groceries, vegetable vendors, banks and key financial services will remain functional. 

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Maharashtra government will operate with five per cent of the staff. The attendance has been reduced from 25 per cent to five per cent. 

On the occasion of ‘Janta curfew’ amid coronavirus Pandemic, CM Uddhav Thackeray informed that no flights coming outside of India will be allowed to land in Mumbai. 

“Number of cases in Maharashtra has increased drastically and I have no option left but to apply section 144 in the state. I will request everyone to continue Janta curfew till Morning morning,” said CM Uddha Thackeray. 

Earlier, the Maharashtra government suspended local train services in Mumbai for the general public while allowing only people working for essential services to travel. However, the essential sector workers will be asked to show their ID-cards in trains. 

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