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CM Uddhav Thackeray announces no relaxations in red zones of Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the lockdown due to Coronavirus in red zone areas like Mumbai, Pune region, Nagpur and Aurangabad is likely to be extended after May 3 due to the rise in number of Coronavirus cases.  He also clearly stated the lockdown rules will not be relaxed in haste.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 14 districts in red zone in Maharashtra; however the migrant workers, who are stuck in containment zone, will not be allowed to move to their respective states.

Chief Minister Thackeray said that even in orange zone there are no new cases of Coronavirus but some active cases do exist, while in green zone there are no new cases. However, Relaxations will be implemented step-by-step and cautiously.

As Maharashtra is the only state in the country to report over 10,000 Coronavirus Cases. More than 7000 COVID-19 cases have been witnessed in Mumbai. The total number of COVID-19 infections in the state has climbed to 10,498.

Anil Parab Maharashtra’s transport minister said the government has given the facility to the migrant workers who are stuck in green and orange zones to go to their respective states.

Parab also said, “The workers will have to make a group of 1,000 people and prepare a list mentioning each travellers name, village, district and the state (destination address) and mobile number along with their Aadhar card number. In addition to this, the migrants will also have to provide a doctor’s certificate stating that he/she does not have any symptoms”.

CM Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated that lockdown restrictions will be lifted zonewise after May 3.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News



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