All gatherings banned in Maha from Mon amid spike in Covid cases: CM Thackeray

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New Delhi (NVI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that all political, religious and social gatherings will be banned in the state from Monday amid a rise in fresh coronavirus cases.

“From tomorrow, all political, social and religious events will be banned for a few days. The ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign was launched when you were sitting at home, but it will be difficult to do it now and will strain the system,” CMO Maharashtra quoted the CM as saying in a tweet.

In a virtual briefing the Maharashtra Chief Minister asked people to wear mask and take all necessary precautions if they don’t want the lockdown to be imposed again.

The CM clarified that the decision of statewide lockdown will be taken after a week, if required. He also clarifies that second wave of the pandemic is not yet confirmed in state and appealed to citizens to follow all Covid guidelines strictly.

Maharashtra is witnessing a continuous surge in new daily Covid cases. According to the state health department, Maharashtra recorded a huge spike of 921 corona positive cases on Sunday in the last 24 hours.

In his briefing today, CM Thackeray also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement staggered office timings in the state.

The Maharashtra government also plans to implement ‘I am responsible’ drive to curb the infection. “People should follow ‘Mi zababdar’ campaign,” Thackeray said.

Meanwhile, Amravati district in Maharashtra will be under one-week lockdown from tomorrow evening. Maharashtra’s guardian minister Yashomati Thakur said that the lockdown in Amaravati will be begin from 8 pm on Monday and will exclude Achalpur city.