Maharashtra CM has said that he will impose lockdown again if people continued to violate current level of restrictions.
Mumbai, June 10:
The hustle-bustle of Mumbai streets can once again turn into a deadly silence. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that if people failed to honour the current level of restrictions, imposed to curb Covid-19 spread, he would be forced to reimpose lockdown in the state.
“The government is taking cautious steps for ‘Mission Begin Again’. Like we imposed the lockdown in phases, it will have to be lifted in a phased manner. The danger is yet to pass. But, we cannot bring the economic cycle to a grinding halt even as we fight coronavirus,” Uddhav Thackeray said during a press conference.
But, the CM said, “If the relaxations to the lockdown start turning out to be risky, we will be compelled to re-impose the lockdown.”
“The people of Maharashtra have been cooperating with the government and following instructions. They have faith that the government is acting in their best interest. I am requesting all to please avoid crowding,” the CM said.
CM Uddhav Thackeray’s statement comes at a time when Maharashtra has registered over 90,000 Covid-19 cases and around 3,200 deaths.