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Mumbai, Apr 14: The robust new measures introduced by the Maharashtra authorities for the subsequent 15 days to interrupt the COVID-19 transmission chain got here into power on Wednesday night time with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directing officers to make sure their strict implementation.
The “lockdown-like” restrictions, which exclude important providers, grew to become operational at 8 pm and can stay in power until 7 am on May 1. Thackeray, in his deal with by way of social media to the individuals of the state on Tuesday night time, had introduced the sweeping restrictions, curbing the motion of individuals and non-essential actions, to stop the unfold of COVID-19 within the nation’s worst-hit state.
Section 144 of CrPC, prohibiting meeting of 5 or extra individuals at one spot, will likely be in power through the interval, Thackeray had stated, however kept away from terming the new curbs as a lockdown. In a video convention assembly on Wednesday along with his cupboard colleagues, divisional commissioners, district collectors, municipal commissioners and police officers, Thackeray pressured on efficient implementation of the measures.
There shouldn’t be any confusion in regards to the orders issued by the state. If anybody has doubts, the official ought to contact his or her superiors or the division involved.
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“Efforts are underway on a battle footing to make oxygen obtainable for sufferers. Doctors ought to get themselves up to date in regards to the remedy of COVID-19 sufferers, he stated. He requested jumbo COVID-19 care centres and hospitals to undertake security measures, together with fireplace audits of their buildings. All jumbo centres in addition to hospitals ought to full their fireplace audits and constructing energy evaluation to keep away from harm from pre-monsoon gusty winds,” Thackeray stated.
“There shouldn’t be any carelessness in implementing these directions, stated the chief minister. All important providers, together with medical shops, hospitals, provide of medicines, amongst others will stay operational,” in keeping with a authorities notification.
The native transport, together with Mumbai’s suburban trains, will operate just for personnel concerned in important providers, it stated. Activities reminiscent of the continuing vaccination drive, oxygen manufacturing, dwelling supply of meals, operation of e- commerce companies, work at building websites with residential facility and industrial items, the place lodging or transportation of personnel is on the market, may also stay unaffected, the notification stated.