The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has spread over 185 nations and regions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended across the country lockdown till May 3. Affirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 10,363. The death toll from the flare-up in India is at 339. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have detailed the most elevated number of cases.

TOP Highlights of CM’s Webinar Today

  • Migrants are getting restless, there is no need to panic. We are taking due care, no need to be tense. What happened in Bandra people thought that the trains will restart which are spread as rumours. I am speaking to Govt. Lockdown is not lock up.
  • After lockdown is lifted the Govt. and the state will make arrangements to go back to your states.
  • Don’t play politics, do not give any colour, if anyone disrupts law and order, they will be punished heavily. If someone is trying to spread rumours and fuel fire especially among migrants, I spoke to all leaders including HM Amit Shah on Bandra incident.
  • Have set up task force of leading doctors to guide Public Health Department in war against virus, says CM Thackeray
  • We are dividing COVID -19 and non-COVID-19 hospitals in Maharashtra. In COVID-19 hospitals experts and leading doctors will be there to treat patients.
  • Maharashtra is probably doing the highest number of tests. Mumbai has tested over 22000 samples. 2334 positive cases reported till today morning. 230 people – around 10% of people have recovered.
  • After COVID -19 there will be an economic crisis. We have set up two panels who have started working while relaxing lockdown how to do that, what will be our economic policies and steps, these teams will do.
  • A team comprising Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar noted scientist Vijay Kelkar and Ajit Ranade is formed to suggest how to revive the economy.
  • Farmers are the soul of the country. We are not creating an obstacle in farm activities in lockdown. Farm produce, seeds and other equipment shops will continue.
  • Two committees are looking into relaxing the curbs after April 20.
  • Of the 36 districts, there is no coronavirus infection in 10 districts
  • After COVID -19 outbreak ends, we will have an equally serious challenge which will be the revival of the economy in the state. Therefore, we have formed committees that will prepare the plans for its revival.
  • Maharashtra has sought approval from the Centre for Plazma system and BCG based treatment to tackle coronavirus pandemic.
  • Mumbai and Pune are hotspots and we are increasing our testing centres at these places. Containment zones are on a prime focus for testing and sampling. We are trying to remove all supply related problems even from containment zones.
  • This is not time to do politics, please do not bring politics. We have to fight the war with unity. If not done then we will not need other enemies.
  • I had urged nurses, doctors, paramedics, and retired military men to join the war against coronavirus. 21000 have shown their desire, scrutiny is on.
  • Foodgrain supply is on, drivers and loaders are under fear but their fear is being allayed. 1.25 crore has lifted food grains demanding rice and pulses from the Centre.
  • There are 80,000 plates served under the Shiv Bhojan, asked to increase further. About 6 lakh migrants are being fed daily.
  • We will win the war against the virus by staying home, we will win. Please cooperate with the State.