Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Apr 19: Expressing grave concern about the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the state and across the country, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh stressed on Sunday that the state government was trying hard to prevent the spread of the virus among people by undertaking a number of measures and sought cooperation from people in winning the battle against the disease by following the law and order guidelines.
Speaking at a meet held in the divisional commissioner's office in city to review the law and order situation in event of spread of Covid-19, he said, "We want to win this battle with cooperation of all the mechanisms, people's representatives and the people. For that everyone should contribute, so that we can get out of the corona crisis as early as possible."
The Home Minister further stressed that it was most important to avoid the crowds and asked people to comply with the rules of lockdown. He instructed the officials to make the grains available easily to the ration shops. He also directed the industries to utilise the CSR (corporate social responsibility) funds to provide food to the non-ration card holders. In order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection in rural areas, Mr Deshmukh said that 'anganwadi' workers can contribute to stem the spread of the disease and added that priority should be given to compliance of lockdown.
On this occasion, state minister Sandipan Bhumre, MP Imitiaz Jaleel, city Mayor Nandkumar Ghodele, Dr Bhagwat Karad, Haribhau Bagade, Satish Chavan, Sanjay Shirsat, Prashant Bamb, Atul Save, Ambadas Danve,Chandrakant Khaire (all elected representatives), divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrakar, collector Uday Chowdhury, civic commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey, city police chief Chiranjeev Prasad and superintendent of police (Rural) Mokdsha Patil among other officials . (UNI)