#Coronavirus Scare: Pune, Mumbai Under Complete Lockdown, All Offices, Shops Shutdown; 7 Things You Should Know
Maharashtra currently has the maximum Covid-19 confirmed cases in India of 52 COVID-19 confirmed cases, whereas the national toll is at 195.
Maharashtra government has announced lockdown in four major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Pimpri Chinchwad due to following the COVID-19 outbreak till March 31.
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7 Things You Should Know About the Lockdown!
- Some Essential services that will be excluded from the shutdown are providing drinking water,, telephone and internet services, railway and transportation services, food, vegetables and groceries, hospitals, medical centres and medical stores and electricity.
- All Banks in the state will remain open.
- In Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur — which have international airports — all shops (other than essentials) and offices remain closed till March 31, 2020.
- Government offices will operate at 25% attendance.
- The exams from Class 1 to 8 are cancelled and all students will be promoted to next classes directly without an exam.
- All CBSE, ICSE board class 10,12 exams have been postponed till March 31, 2020.
- All Restaurants, Eateries and Bars have already been shut down.
More About the Lockdown!
Maharashtra has the maximum number of Covid-19 cases in India. More than 2.5 lakh people have been infected with coronavirus globally and over 10,000 have died.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the state had an option to shut down trains and buses however it would have impacted the doctors, BMC staff and other personnel required to tackle the threat of the coronavirus and hence the government is not ‘stopping these services as of now’.
He explained,“ We have no weapons to fight this thing (virus) except social distancing and hence we have decided to take this step.. The next 15 days are going to be very crucial for us.”
Adding that it is only humanity that will win us this war, he said, “ “I appeal to employers to ensure that the minimum wage of their workers are ensured during the shutdown period.”