Coronavirus: Section 144 in Maharashtra

Coronavirus: Section 144 in Maharashtra

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Sunday said Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits gathering of over five persons at public places, is being imposed in the state in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

In the State, up to now, two Covid-19 patients have died. Making the announcement, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the measure was being taken in urban areas across the state from Monday to ensure social distancing.

"The state transport and private bus services will be suspended completely. The only transport that will continue to operate is the intra-city bus services, which will only ferry staff of essential services," he said.

Essential services such as groceries, vegetables vendors, banks, share markets and key financial services will continue to operate, he said.