Covid-19: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray urges people to use masks while stepping out of homes | India News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday urged people to use masks while going out of their homes and appealed to former defence well being providers personnel, retired nurses and ward boys to be part of the “war” towards coronavirus.
In his deal with to the state through reside webcast, Thackeray regretted the inconvenience triggered to residents due to the lockdown, however stated “we don’t have any other option”.
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Appealing residents to keep protected throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he stated, “People should inculcate a habit using homemade masks while stepping out of their homes to buy essentials now, and also later when the situation improves.”
He urged former defence well being providers personnel, nurses and ward boys who’ve retired from service and people who are skilled in medical service however do not have jobs to come ahead to assist the state within the “war” towards coronavirus.
“Maharashtra needs you,” he added.
He stated separate clinics for illnesses like cough, chilly and fever might be arrange in each ward and ‘COVID hospitals’ may also be arrange to guarantee there isn’t any transmission.
Treatment might be given individually to asymptomatic sufferers, these exhibiting gentle signs and people with extreme signs and different diseases.
He stated there may be scarcity of ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits the world over.
“Even the US is asking for medicines from us. Fortunately, we haven’t felt shortage of equipment,” he stated.
Stating that humanity is the one faith in current instances, Thackeray knowledgeable that the state authorities is offering meals and shelter to over 5 lakh migrant employees.
He additionally stated the central authorities scheme for offering meals grains is just for distribution of rice to beneficiaries of the meals safety scheme.
Without naming state BJP leaders who’ve been important of the state authorities, he stated many people have the misunderstanding that the central scheme is for all meals grains. The provide of rice below the meals safety scheme has already begun, he stated.
Thackeray stated he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi concerning the want for supplying meals grains at concessional charges to these with annual revenue upto Rs 1 lakh.
He requested people to spend their time at house by exercising, since health is important to have the option to face the longer term financial challenges with dedication.
He additionally appealed to people, particularly the excessive threat class ones with illnesses like coronary heart illness, hypertension and diabetes to keep dietary restrictions.
“It is now four weeks since the first coronavirus patients were found in Mumbai and Pune. The numbers have been increasing, but it is because the government is going to people to conduct their tests. I want the graph to decline,” he stated.
Maharashtra has to this point reported 1,078 COVID-19 circumstances.
He additionally thanked collectors of numerous districts, divisional commissioners and different bureaucrats for extending assist to the official equipment in tackling the disaster.
He stated the state Cabinet assembly was for the primary time held through video convention on Tuesday.
“We were maintaining social distancing. Many of us saw each other for the first time since the budget session ended last month. But we are in each other’s minds and unitedly working as a team,” he stated.

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