COVID-19: Gatherings to be banned in Maharashtra from Monday, says CM

If it is another wave will be known in eight to 15 days: Uddhav Thackeray

COVID-19: Gatherings to be banned in Maharashtra from Monday, says CM

A BMC official clicks a photograph of commuters before charging fine for not wearing face masks, at CSMT, in Mumbai. PTI

Mumbai, February 21

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced that in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, all political, religious and social gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday.

In his televised address, he also said political agitations will not be allowed for the next few days as they attract crowd.

Read also | Week-long lockdown in Maharashtra’s Amravati from Monday as Covid cases surge

“The pandemic is raising its head in the state, but whether it is another wave will be known in eight to 15 days,” he said.

“Lockdown may not be the solution to COVID-19, but it is the only option to break the cycle of the virus,” he added.

The chief minister said that COVID-appropriate behaviour is a must and those violating the rules will be punished.

According to him, fask mask is the only “shield” in the war against coronavirus.

“Wear mask, maintain discipline and observe social distancing to avoid a lockdown,” Thackeray said. PTI

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