MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday refuted hypothesis concerning the Military being known as in in Mumbai which has grow to be a serious coronavirus hotspot.
In a reside webcast, he mentioned extra manpower could also be sought from the Union authorities if wanted in order that the state police pressure will get some respite.
Asking folks to not consider rumours, the chief minister mentioned the federal government would possibly ask for added manpowerfrom the Centre, if wanted, to allow the police personnel to take relaxation in a phased method.
“This does not imply that Mumbai will probably be handed over to the Military. Police personnel are drained after working round-the- clock, some have fallen sick and some of them have succumbed to the virus. They want relaxation,” Thackeray mentioned.
He additionally admitted that whereas the unfold of the virus has been contained, the state has not succeeded in breaking the chain of an infection but.
Whether or not the lockdown will probably be prolonged or not after Might 17 will depend upon how far folks keep self-discipline and observe guidelines, he mentioned.
“We have now to return out of the lockdown in the future or the opposite. We won’t be dwelling completely like this. However to return out of this sooner, you have to observe guidelines and keep self-discipline of social distancing and use face masks,” Thackeray mentioned.