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Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray clarifies no closure of Government Offices, Public Transport and local trains

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Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray clarifies no closure of Government Offices, Public Transport and local trains
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Mumbai: Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray clarifies no closure of Government Offices, Public Transport and local trains

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday opened up after news went viral on the social media that all government offices will remain closed for seven days. And even there is a decision to stop public transport and the local trains.

Clarifying the same to the media he said some vested interests seem to have given a fake decision a out the closure of all Government Offices and suspension of Mumbai’s local trains, the lifeline of the Mumbaikars amid the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 that sent fresh shivers down the spine of the Mumbaikars.

Be also made it known to the media that there had been 40 positive cases as of now. One person from Ghatkopar, 67-year old Prakash Modi who arrived with his wife and daughter from the United States and tested positive succumbed to the Virus, his wife and daughter who have been tested positive are at the Kasturba Hospital under isolation..While Prakash was admitted to the Kasturba, with his wife and daughter from the United States, he succumbed to the virus.

However, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “It is not possible to say now that the man who died at Kasturba Hospital, died due to coronavirus. We are waiting for the report.”

Uddhav Thackeray said, “We have reviewed the state-wide situation arising out of coronavirus. I did not take the decision to shut down public transport for now. But I again appeal to all people to avoid any unnecessary travel for the next few days.” However, the Chief Minister made it clear that such a drastic decision could be taken after a review if the crowds don’t decrease in trains or buses. The Health Minister added that such a decision was taken because most daily wage-earners depend on suburban trains to earn their livelihood.

Thackeray also said that there is no move to close down government work, but efforts are on to ensure work it is carried out with minimum number of staff members. He said that the government offices should function with 50% or minimum attendance on the lines of private offices, while Tope said that the non-essential services will be closed.

Uddhav urged the private sector to implement ‘work-from-home’ wherever possible. He also said that the private sector should also attempt to reduce the number of people attending offices.

News Edit by K.V.Raman

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