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Lockdown to prevail post-June 30: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray, addressing the people on Sunday, June 28, stated that the lockdown would continue to prevail post-June 30.

Lockdown to prevail post-June 30: Uddhav Thackeray
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The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, addressing the people on Sunday, June 28, stated that the lockdown would continue to prevail post-June 30. Thackeray cautioned the people stating that ‘Mission Begin Again’ did not imply that the danger to the coronavirus was over, further requesting the people to only step out of their houses for essential purposes.

While addressing the people of Maharashtra, the CM said that the state is to gradually resume services keeping the lockdown aside adding that the lockdown will not be lifted after June 30. Thackeray further requested people to only venture out in cases of emergencies while stating that the state will slowly resume all of its services.

Currently, there are 1,59,133 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Maharashtra out of which 84,245 patients have been discharged while 7,273 fatalities have been reported.

Furthermore, Thackeray advised people to take precautions such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing protocols. Revealing that he was receiving demands for imposing lockdown again, Thackeray observed that this decision depended on how the citizens conducted themselves. He hinted at the possibility of the administration imposing a lockdown in specific areas where the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing. The CM also mentioned that as a number of activities have resumed, the state has been noticing a surge in the number of cases of COVID-19. As a consequence, he has spoken to the administrators regarding imposing certain lockdown restrictions in some areas.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had earlier met Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal on Saturday to review the situation of coronavirus in the state. The Central team led by Lav Agarwal visited Thane in the midst of the ongoing pandemic and took cognizance of the health infrastructure facilities in the district. The two-member team led by Agarwal had earlier been in Maharashtra to overlook and review the measures undertaken by the authorities to contain the spread of the contagious disease.

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