"Very serious, stay home or else we all will face serious consequences": Sharad Pawar on Coronavirus outbreak

Sharad Pawar made his address through live interaction with people on Facebook and stated if people do not follow the government order and instruction, everyone will face serious consequences.

"Very serious, stay home or else we all will face serious consequences": Sharad Pawar on Coronavirus outbreak
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As the number of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra climb up to 147, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that the coronavirus outbreak was a grave crisis while urging the people to follow the directives provided by the government to stop the spread of the deadly virus. 

Sharad Pawar made his address through live interaction with people on Facebook and stated if people do not follow the government order and instruction, everyone will face serious consequences. 

Labelling the coronavirus outbreak as “very serious”, Pawar said that he has seen several calamities including earthquakes, floods and droughts in his lifetime but the present crisis is serious.

During his live interaction, Sharad Pawar received several queries and appeals while one of them was from Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope in which he requested the NCP supremo to urge people to stay home. NCP MP and Pawar’s daughter, Supriya Sule read out some of the queries. 

“It is our duty to support you and your team’s efforts. I am staying indoors and will not go out,” Pawar said in response to Rajesh Tope’s request. 

The NCP supremo further expressed that the economic relief package announced by the central government on Thursday was no enough for the agriculture sector. However, Pawar welcomed the same and RBI’s decision to help out during the coronavirus crisis. 

“The economic package for agriculture sector is not enough. It is impossible to repay the crop loan. Some steps should be taken for the horticulture sector as well,” Pawar said.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a 1.7 lakh crore relief package which will provide for those who have been hit the hardest amid the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in the view of the increasing cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

On Thursday night, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked all District Collectors to search for those stranded including pilgrims, labours and others and make sure that they are taken care of amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

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