Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday stated that he didn’t wish to impose one other lockdown within the state whereas warning that the doable second wave of coronavirus could also be a “Tsunami”. Addressing the state this night, Thackeray careworn on remaining alert and following protocols scrupulously. He reiterated that the very best preventive measures are carrying a face masks, bodily distancing, cleanliness and avoiding overcrowding in public locations.
“We don’t have the vaccine yet, nor is there any treatment. So we have to stick to the preventive measures till then. Don’t be under any mistaken impression that because everything is being opened up, the coronavirus has been conquered,” Thackeray warned.
“We don’t want another lockdown. I don’t want to end five years with lockdown after Lockdowns. Though all festivals were celebrated with restraint, the danger has not yet subsided,” he stated.
Earlier in the present day, Pawar stated that vast crowds have been witnessed throughout Diwali celebrations, and there have been massive numbers out even throughout Ganeshotsav.
“We are talking to the concerned departments. We shall review the situation for the next 8-10 days and then decide on a lockdown,” he stated.
Discussing the ‘second wave’ that has hit components of Europe and USA, Thackeray stated “it makes me wonder whether it’s a wave or a Tsunami” and stated we should take classes from what is occurring world wide.
The near-identical issues by the 2 high leaders of the state on a single day got here amid calls for from sure quarters to droop trains and flights between Mumbai and Delhi, the place there’s a recent spurt in Covid-19 instances.
“Yes, there has been a reduction in the cases and deaths, we have been able to rein in the virus in state, but the threat of the pandemic is far from over,” Thackeray added.
On this rely, he expressed satisfaction on the ongoing “My Family, My Responsibility” marketing campaign of the state which has bought an enormous constructive accountable among the many folks and can be serving to create a ‘well being map’ of the state. (With IANS inputs)