Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday quashed all recent rumours making rounds that the army would be called to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Mumbai reiterating that the state may seek additional forces from the Centre to afford rest to the state police force in phased manner. Addressing residents on his social media channels, Thackeray said that no decision would be taken without the government informing its citizens.
However Uddhav Thackery Said “There are rumours that the Maharashtra would be handled to the army and everything will be lockdown and all shops will be closed, There is no need for the army, The soldiers are keeping the borders safe and in this fight against the Coronavirus we are the warriors”
As the ongoing lockdown due to Coronavirus was like to be uplifted but we haven’t managed to break the chain, CM said.
Uddhav Thackeray made it clear that whether the lockdown is to be extended beyond May 17 or if it is to be lifted is in the hands of the people. “There are still some areas where people lack discipline. If you violate the lockdown, you are extending the crisis,” he said
CM Udhhav Thackeray said the state Government is increasing the number of beds for the Coronavirus patients and roping it more doctors as a precautionary measure. “I am asking the administration to double the bed capacity at BKC grounds. We are also appealing to homoeopathy and Ayurveda doctors to join the fight,” said Thackeray. He also added the state machinery, including doctors, administrators as well as the police, is overworked and under a lot of stress.
Thackeray also appealed to doctors in private practice to step up and aid the government’s efforts: “I am requesting AYUSH, homoeopathy and all other doctors to join us. We have a medical task force to support us now.”
-Davinder Singh, NMTV News