Coronavirus in Maharashtra: All non-essential shops, offices to shut in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: All non-essential shops, offices to shut in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune

Coronavirus update: CM Uddhav Thackeray said that the state is undertaking such stringent measures as people are not practicing social distancing

Coronavirus news: Lockdown of offices, shops in Maharashtra
BusinessToday.In
  • New Delhi,
  • Mar 20, 2020,
  • Updated Mar 20, 2020, 2:26 PM IST

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a lockdown of all non-essential shops and offices in Mumbai, MMR region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur. The announcement on Friday came after three new cases of coronavirus emerged in the state. The Chief Minister added that employees of all offices will have to work from home. In case such a situation is not possible, offices will have to shut operations.

CM Thackeray also said that as of now there is no plan to stop local trains and bus services. He said that the state is undertaking such stringent measures as people are not practicing social distancing. He said that the government is also working on ways to cushion the financial crisis in the state and the government will announce the measures soon.

The number of cases in Maharashtra has increased to 52 after three people were tested positive on Friday. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that one case each from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune and Mumbai have been detected.

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