Lockdown: Maharashtra government 262 relief camps, 1,000 centres for stranded workers

Chief Minister Thackeray held a corona control room meeting with district collectors and other concerned state government officials while directing them and divisional commissioners to keep a watch over the movement of the migrants.

Lockdown: Maharashtra government 262 relief camps, 1,000 centres for stranded workers
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has set up 262 relief camps to provide migrant workers and labourers with essentials including food and shelter. The relief caps will provide shelter to the 70,399 migrant labourers and workers who are stranded due to the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Chief Minister Thackeray held a corona control room meeting with district collectors and other concerned state government officials while directing them and divisional commissioners to keep a watch over the movement of the migrants. 

“Maharashtra government has set up 262 relief camps across the state, which is presently providing shelter to 70,399 migrant labourers and homeless people to ensure that they have food and shelter in this crisis,” Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was quoted in media reports as saying. 

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the preparedness for containing the spread of the deadly virus.

In the high-level meeting, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said that the migrant workers and labourers who are stranded in Maharashtra due to the nationwide lockdown should be provided with food, shelter and medicine while stating that the government officials must ensure that no person goes to bed without food. 

Earlier, the Maharashtra government had decided to form 1,000 centres. As of April 1, the Maharashtra government has set up 1,000 centres to provide meals to the stranded workers. Along with this, the state government has asked the centre for the personal protection kits. The same will be distributed to the needy. 

In Maharashtra, the number of cases for the coronavirus or COVID-19 has increased to 332 while the death toll is 12. In Mumbai, the number soared up to 167. 

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