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 Pandemic: Maharashtra Government announces closure of workplaces, shops till March 31

This is applicable for all non-essential workplaces and shops in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Maharashtra Government announces closure of workplaces, shops till March 31
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As the number of positive coronavirus cases rises to 52, Maharashtra Chief Minister informed that all workplaces in major cities in the state will remain shut till March 30. This is applicable for all non-essential workplaces in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur. 

While addressing a press conference on Friday, CM Uddhav Thackeray asked the government offices to cut short their attendance to 25 per cent from the 50 per cent which was announced earlier and urged the people not to step out of their homes unnecessarily in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

The Chief Minister further announced the closure of all shops till March 31 except essential supplies including medical and grocery stores but the banks will remain functional. 

The Maharashtra government has decided to not suspend public transport including local trains, buses and metros. Uddhav Thackeray further said that the move to shut down public transport will affect the delivery of essential services. 

“The measure to shut down public transport will be considered at the last resort to curb the spread of the coronavirus,” said Uddhav Thackeray while addressing the media on the government’s action plan to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. 

Earlier, the Maharashtra government said that if people don’t stop non-essential travel, the state government will have to take stringent steps to shut down public transportation in the state. 

The Chief Minister also requested the employers of establishments to at least pay minimum wages to their employees as this is not a holiday but is being forced upon due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The state government, however, is yet to decided on the closure of factories ad industries that are a part of the manufacturing sector. 

On March 20, the Mumbai’s famous Dabbawalas also suspended their services till March 31 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 195, as per the Union Health Ministry, while the number has increased to 52 in Maharashtra with one casualty. 

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