Coronavirus Maharashtra: 80% of patients did not know of getting infected, No trains till lockdown: Udhav Thackeray

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Mumbai, April 26, 2020: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said today that “we are finding out all possible ways to send migrant labourers to their homes. For this, we are talking to the Center. One thing is clear that trains will not run. We do not want the crowd to accumulate. Otherwise, the lockdown will have to proceed.”

Thousands of labourers had gathered outside Bandra railway station in Mumbai recently. They demanded that they should be allowed to go to their home states. However, police say that it was caused by a rumour. Workers from other parts of the state, including Mumbai, are demanding to go home.

Thackeray said, ‘80% of the patients in the state is those who had no symptoms. 20% had mild, severe and severe symptoms of the corona. We endeavour to make them all healthy soon. Those who are hiding their disease and have not been tested, I appeal to them to approach the doctor.”

He further said, “Today is Akshaya Tritiya but there is no celebration, I am grateful to you all for this. I want to appeal that it is Ramadan but do not go out of homes to pray. Everyone is asking where God is, God is in all those who are serving us during these difficult times – be it police, doctors, sweepers and others.”

Expressing grief over the death of Corona-infected policemen, the Chief Minister said that “I pay tribute to the two policemen who have sacrificed their lives. As per the policy of the government, all possible help will be provided to their families.”

The coronavirus in Maharashtra is increasing at a rapid speed. In a month of lockdown, the number of infected in Mumbai increased by more than 100 times. On March 25, there were only 43 patients and 2 people died. A month later this number increased to 4,589, while the number of deaths reached 179. This is the fastest pace to increase the number of COVID19 patients in India.

The lockdown in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Pune region can be extended till 18 May given the ever-increasing cases. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has indicated this. The Health Minister said on Saturday evening, ‘The lockdown has been done to prevent corona infection from growing. If it does not decrease then there is no option but to increase the lockdown. If required, a further 15-day lockdown will be extended in the Mumbai-Pune Containment Zone after May 3.



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