Expressing his unwillingness to force the government to work hard, Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said, “I do not want to force it but ‘majboori’ (helplessness) is also something.” “I do not want to force the closure of the state but the ‘majboori’ are also something,” the Prime Minister said during a press conference in Mumbai.
Thackeray also urged state officials to wear masks to avoid closure.
However, the Prime Minister has confirmed that he is continuing to monitor the situation.
Maharashtra has been witnessing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the past few days.
It reported 8 293 new cases of coronavirus, 3,753 cases were found, and 62 deaths in the last 24 hours, the state Department of Health said yesterday.
A total of 52 154 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in the province so far. An estimated 20,24,704 people contracted the disease.
According to the state health department, the recovery rate in Maharashtra is 93.95 percent and the death toll is 2.42 percent.
Commenting on the increase in fuel prices in the country, Thackeray said: “The price of petrol and diesel has gone up. We have seen for centuries by Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar but now we have seen a hundred petrol and diesel.”