Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has set up 262 relief camps across the State which is presently providing shelter to 70,399 migrant labour/ the homeless people to ensure that they have food, and a roof in this crisis. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has assured that his government will take care of all migrant labourers and provide them basic necessities like food and water.
Addressing people of the state in a webcast this afternoon, Mr Thackeray urged them to follow the directions of the government during lockdown period to contain the spread of COVID 19. He further said that as the government has asked all to maintain social distancing, none should venture out on streets without a strong reason. He added that people should not force the police to take stricter stand during the lockdown.
Mr Thackeray said those who have returned from abroad should quarantine themselves and if they feel unwell, they should approach the local physician. Lauding the health and medical care workers across the state, he said that they are doing their duty diligently.
He said that the ‘Shiv Bhojan’ scheme offering meal at 10 rupees will now be available at 5 rupees from April 1. He informed that the state has already set up 163 centres across the state to provide food and water to the migrant labourers.
The Chief Minister also thanked leaders who lended support cutting across the party lines including, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and MNS chief Raj Thackeray among others. He also thanked many business community people who have come forward in this hour of crisis.
State deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that the state has not yet reached to the third stage of Covid 19 outbreak which is also known as community transmission phase. In his tweet, he asked people to make a resolution that they should not venture out on streets. He added that it is the only way to break the spread cycle of Novel coronavirus infection.
Meanwhile, seven more people have tested positive for coronavirus infection in Maharashtra, taking the total number of patients to 203 today.