Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addressed the Maharashtrians in relation to COVID-19 cases on 22 November in a webcast shared on Twitter.
A sudden surge in Covid-19 across India has caused states to declare curfew while some are even considering complete lockdown. In a webcast released by the official account of CMO Maharashtra we see the CM addressing the Maharashtrians vis-à-vis the second and the third wave of cases which can hit us like a ‘strong tsunami.’
In relation to the curfew in Ahmedabad and the spiralling cases in Delhi, the CM said that it is a ‘cause of concern’ and that he doesn’t want a lockdown in Maharashtra.
“Be it Ganeshotsav or Dussehra,” the CM said, “we have celebrated all the festivals with precautions up till now.” He also specified how during Diwali he forbade bursting of crackers and the Maharashtrians obeyed. This, according to him, is the reason why Covid is under control.
Furthermore, he warned, “We will have to take more precautions after Diwali. The threat of coronavirus has not passed. Several countries are seeing the second wave
More From His Speech
“We are standing at a dangerous turn. We have to decide whether we want to go for a lockdown or follow all the mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols”, he added. Further, he thanked the health workers, officers and essential staff for their contributions. Addressing questions about whether the impending vaccine will come to the state, the CM said that it will take time to implement for Maharashtra’s huge population of 12 crore people, administering the vaccine, which needs to be given twice, will be a long process.
In his speech to the Maharashtrians, he kept reminding them how important it is not to overcrowd, to keep washing one’s hands and to wear masks. He also kept reiterating that he doesn’t want to go down the road of a lockdown again.
Covid- 19 Cases Reduction
Moreover,Maharashtra, which reported one of the highest COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, has managed to reduce the caseload of positive cases, making it the only state in the top-five tally with a reduction in active cases. The state’s recovery rate is now 92.75 percent, while the fatality rate is 2.62 percent.
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