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Maharashtra CM warns of stringent lockdown if no Covid norms followed | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray issued a warning on Sunday of imposing stringent lockdown again in the state if people do not follow the Covid norms for the next eight days.
Thackeray while addressing the people of Maharashtra, worried by the surge in Covid cases since the last few days, announced a complete ban on all political, social, religious gatherings, processions, morcha and crowded protests as it could be a key source of spreading the disease.
While referring to an increasing number of Covid cases in Mumbai and Pune, Thackeray said that “the second wave of Covid has reached our door”.
“The second wave has not yet come but it has been knocking at our door. The picture about the second wave will be cleared in the next one to two weeks,” said Thackeray.
In half an hour interaction with the people on social media, Thackeray questioned people whether they want lockdown again or not? “I want an answer from you all, in the next 8 days. Whoever does not want lockdown to be imposed, will follow the three principles of Covid norms that is wearing a mask, wash hands and maintain physical distance. And whoever wishes to impose lockdown will mingle without a face mask,” warned chief minister. He also said that he will come to know the answer in the next 8-10 days.
Gram Panchayat elections held in Maharashtra last month was one of key reasons to increase the cases in rural parts. Thackeray appealed to all political parties including his own Shiv sena and opposition to cooperate in the battle against Covid.
“Every political party, including mine, wished to expand however we should expand the party but not the Covid disease. In this battle against covid, we all should unite and fight against it, else once against the stringent lockdown we will have to face. This warning is being given by the Covid and not by me,” said Thackeray.
After implementing a drive called ‘my family, my responsibility’, CM Thackeray announced a new drive called, ‘Mich Jababdar’ (I am the responsible). He appealed to follow three principles: wear a mask, wash hands and maintain physical distance.

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