MNS Leader Sandeep Deshpande criticizes CM's decision on Night Curfew

Addressing the same, he took to Twitter to question if one gets infected with coronavirus only in the night and not during the day. He also asked if this was applicable only to a common man and not a VIP.

MNS Leader Sandeep Deshpande criticizes CM's decision on Night Curfew

The newly found strain of the coronavirus, discovered in the United Kingdom (UK), has raised alarm globally. Several countries, including India, have taken decisions to ensure safety. Many states in India have found patients with this new strain and keeping the seriousness in mind, actions are being taken to avoid further spread.

Keeping the same in mind, Maharashtra has imposed a night curfew across municipal areas for precautionary reasons. Locations in Mumbai and the near districts will observe a curfew until from 11 pm to 6 am. 

However, this decision has not been taken positively by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and members have criticized this night's curfew. Addressing the same, MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande took to Twitter to pass a comment regarding the decision and stated that the decision will affect people's nightlife. He also questioned if one gets infected with the virus only in the night and not during the day. 

Adding more he stated that the ruling party has night parties, which is fine, but why ask people to follow the rule? Calling the decision illogical, he mentioned that everyone knows who is partying and where, and does that mean that VIP parties are discounted in the curfew? If so, why isn't a common man allowed to go to hotels and eat?

The lockdown has affected people's lives and business this year, whereby hoteliers suffered a lot. This curfew has also affected the events planned during the Christmas and much-awaited New Year.

Further, to ensure safety, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also drafted guidelines for all travellers from the UK, whereby they will have to be under institutional quarantine on a mandatory basis until they have tested negative for the virus.

As of December 23, 2020, Maharashtra has a total of 19,02,458 cases and 59,376 deaths have been registered. The state recorded a recovery rate in the state of 94.3 per cent and the fatality rate stands at 2.57 per cent. More than 1.2 million tests have been conducted in the state, out of which 15.58 per cent have tested positive. Currently, over 4.9 lakh people are under home quarantine and 3,660 people are in institutional quarantine.

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