Maharashtra: Night curfew will be imposed from March 28 in entire state
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed to impose a curfew in the entire state from Sunday
Mumbai: Amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed to impose a curfew in the entire state from Sunday night (March 28, 2021) to avoid congestion, implement some strict measures to curb the growing infection and implement it effectively.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray interacted with all the Divisional Commissioners, District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Civil Surgeons of District Government Hospitals, District and State Task Force members, and superintendents of medical colleges. Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh, former Minister Dr Deepak Sawant, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary to the Home Department Manukumar Srivastava, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Vikas Kharge and Health Minister Secretary Pradeep Vyas, Medical Education Secretary Saurabh Vijay, Chief Minister's Secretary Abasaheb Jarhad, Relief and Rehabilitation Secretary Asim Gupta, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Medical Education Director Tatyarao Lahane and other senior officials were present at the meeting at Varsha.
The Chief Minister said, "I have no intention of imposing a lockdown, but given the growing number of patients, there is a possibility that the health facilities that we have set up on a large scale across the state will also be reduced." He also directed each district to focus on the availability of health facilities, beds and medicines and the need to increase them.
He appealed to the people to realize that if the people do not follow this cowardly rule, then the state will have to impose stricter restrictions in the near future. The state government has issued guidelines to private establishments regarding changes in attendance of their employees as well as office hours.