'Break The Chain': Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray directs district collectors, police officers to ensure strict enforcement of curbs

09:10 PM Apr 14, 2021 | Sanjay Jog

Amid an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced the imposition of Section 144 across the state till May 1 i.e, more than five people will not be allowed in public places. Today the CM chaired a virtual meeting with with all the Divisional Commissioners and Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Police Officers today. The meeting was organized by a televised system.

He said, "this time the situation is more challenging so all the collectors as well as the police should ensure that the restrictions in Break the Chain are strictly enforced." He has asked the district administration to be more vigilant, saying that in any case we will not be able to afford to spread the infection further.


The Chief Minister also said that state government will ensure that the financial assistance announced for the weaker sections and the poor people will reach them properly.


The CM said that mutations in the corona virus have been found in our samples. The rate of infection is much higher than last year, with the younger generation becoming more infected. We are trying at the war level to make oxygen available. The state's expert task force should understand exactly what district doctors should do about the changed treatment modalities.

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Careful steps need to be taken regarding proper and proper use of oxygen as well as remediation. Also check whether the jumbo facility you have set up is safe considering the coming rains and storms. The fire safety audit of all the hospitals should be completed expeditiously, without any negligence. The Chief Minister also said that special attention should be paid to micro and small containment sectors.

Essential and essential services are not closed, but this does not mean that the rules are being broken or that there should be a crowd. Otherwise, the Chief Minister gave clear instructions that the facilities should be closed by the local administration.

State Task Force doctors Sanjay Oak, Shashank Joshi and Tatyarao Lahane also said that unnecessary use of Remedicivir should be avoided and oxygen should be used sparingly. He also provided guidance on HRCT testing as well as plasma use.

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