Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, religious, social and political gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday. Asking people to follow “COVID-appropriate” behaviour and safety norms, he said he would observe for a week to 15 days and then decide whether to impose another lockdown.
“Wear masks, observe discipline and maintain social distancing to avoid another lockdown,” Thackeray told the people of the state.
In his televised address against the backdrop of the sudden surge in coronavirus cases, he said the number of daily infection cases has risen from 2,500 to 7,000 within 15 days.
He asked the people to follow work from home practice and reschedule their work hours so that there is no crowding in public places.
Thackeray praised state energy minister Nitin Raut for cancelling the wedding reception of his son in view of the surge in the cases.