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Thackeray addresses various municipal bodies in Thane district through video-conferencing

Thackeray stated that despite repeated directives for setting up jumbo facilities to fight off the coronavirus in the district, the local administration has not worked to its fullest capacities.

Thackeray addresses various municipal bodies in Thane district through video-conferencing
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Uddhav Thackeray, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, stated that all cities in the state should set up “vigilance committees” to battle the coronavirus. This would ensure the participation of the citizens against COVID-19 and further help the local administration in monitoring the ground situation.

The Chief Minister, addressing the commissioners of the various municipal bodies in Thane district through video conferencing, added that despite repeated directives for setting up jumbo facilities to fight off the coronavirus in the district, the local administration has not worked towards it to its fullest capacities.

Speaking about the involvement of the people in battling the coronavirus, the CM stated that the war cannot be fought alone. Thackeray, also spoke about the freedom movement, stating that the goal to achieve independence got a boost because of the active involvement of people. Taking a recent example, he spoke of the decision to boycott Chinese goods to send across a message which has been successful because of the people.

Thackeray appealed to the citizens to keep a watchful eye on senior citizens and the ailments they are suffering from, their oxygen levels, general cleanliness and hygiene in their areas and whether there are other ailments that people are suffering from in the neighbourhood. He concluded by stating that the mandating face masks are extremely crucial, so people need to keep an eye out for other citizens who are not abiding by the protocol.

On Wednesday, the Maharashtra cabinet had expressed concerns over the surge in the cases of coronavirus in Thane and some other Tier-2 cities. Since the relaxations of the lockdown curbs on June 3, Thane district has seen a jump in cases from 10,865 to 52,733. On Wednesday, the district added 1,904 cases to its tally.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on July 9, stated that the claims made by the Maharashtra government regarding the migrant issue in its affidavit cannot be accepted at face value. The government had earlier mentioned in its affidavit that none of the migrant workers who are in the state are wanting to return home since lockdown restrictions were lifted as there are employment opportunities in the state. This comes at a time when the state is trying to cope up with the rising number of cases of coronavirus with the total count being 2,30,599 cases in the state.


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