There have been rumours making rounds on social media that lockdown will be further extended in Maharashtra. Rubbishing all the rumours, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has confirmed that lockdown will not be re-announced in the state.
Taking to the microblogging site, Uddhav Thackeray has requested people to avoid any form of gathering in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Currently, the lockdown is imposed in Maharashtra till June 30.
The tweet of Uddhav Thackeray comes after several media reports claimed that Maha Aghadi government is considering to announce complete shutdown in the state after June 15.
“Lockdown will not be re-announced. Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has requested and appealed to the people not to crowd anywhere and follow the instructions given by the government”, CMO Maharashtra clarified on Twitter.
लॉकडाऊन पुन्हा जाहीर केलेला नाही. मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांनी जनतेला विनंती व आवाहन केले आहे की कुठेही गर्दी करू नका. शासनाने दिलेल्या सूचनांचे पालन करा आणि स्वतःची काळजी घ्या.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 12, 2020
On June 10, Thackeray had said that lockdown could be re-imposed again if the relaxations to the COVID-19 lockdown turns out to be risky.
“If the relaxations to the lockdown start turning out to be risky, we will be compelled to re-impose the lockdown,” said a tweet from Maharashtra CMO.
“The Govt is taking cautious steps for ‘Mission Begin Again’. Like we imposed the lockdown in phases, it will have to be lifted in a phased manner. The danger is yet to pass. But, we cannot bring the economic cycle to a grinding halt even as we fight Corona,” the CMO said in another tweet.
As per the Union Health Ministry, COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra continues to increase with the number reaching 97,648.
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