Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra till March 31

Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra till March 31

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Aurangabad, Mar 22 : Maharashtra Chief Minister UddhavThackrey on Sunday ordered to impose Section 144 across the state from Monday till March 31 as novel coronavirus cases here have rose over 70. "The number of cases has increased considerably.

I have no option left but to apply Section 144 in Maharashtra. Not more than 5 people can be gathered on roads," Mr Thackeray said. Uddhav Thackeray further said that no flights coming from outside India will be allowed to land in Mumbai till March 31.

Uddhav Thackeray also strictly advised people in self-quarantine to stay indoors and away from their kins and relatives. "Those who are self-quarantined are requested to stay indoors since the virus will now start to multiply and if we want to avoid it, we have maintained isolation even at home," Uddhav Thackeray said.

Uddhav Thackeray also announced some provisioned which he said need to be followed till March 31. "Local trains, long-distance trains, bus services are also stopped. Intra-city bus services will continue only for those who are working for essential services, Uddhav Thackeray said. However, he said that groceries shops, milk and vegetable supplies and banks will remain open. "Only 5 per cent of the government employees will continue to work.

Earlier, it was 25 per cent but we have brought the number further down," Uddhav Thackeray said.(UNI)