After 29 cases were tested positive in India throughout India, Mumbai too has suspected 9 more cases. Of the 167 travelers quarantined since January upon landing at the Mumbai airport, only nine are currently admitted to isolation wards. However, no case has been confirmed yet.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged people not to panic but also added that the next eight days are crucial and people need to remain cautious.
He has also appealed people to avoid going to crowded places if not necessary and limit the Holi celebrations, Thackeray said, “I pray the coronavirus gets burnt in the Holi fire.”
He also assured that the government is taking all steps to prevent the spread of viral infection.he is reviewing the situation on a daily basis since the last one month.
“We need to tackle the crisis effectively without getting scared and panicked. If we get scared, we may end up committing avoidable mistakes,” he added.
“There is enough stock of masks. We need to see if the vacant Seven Hills hospital in Mumbai can be used for quarantine facilities. I have also instructed the Information and Publicity department to advertisement mass awareness at railway and bus stations regarding precautions to be taken,” Uddhav said.
PM Modi yesterday wrote on Twitter, “Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme.”
Talking about the same, Thackeray added, “When there was an outbreak of swine flu, the dahi handi celebrations were cancelled. I pray that the coronavirus epidemic gets burnt in the Holi fire. I want to tell people that the next eight days are crucial and we have to remain cautious.”