Uddhav Thackeray On COVID-19 Situation Says We Are At Crossroads

The Chief Minister if Maharashtra feels that there is uncertainty in the air with regards to the vaccines and its implementation.

Uddhav Thackeray spoke on the COVID-19 situation and the fact that it is getting bigger. The state government also feels that in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19, movements need to be curbed. The infections are engulfing the state at a fast pace and hence decisions need to be made.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged the people to avoid crowding and unnecessary travelling. He also spoke at some curbs being imposed if norms are not followed. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also said that the government was keeping an eye on the situation. He said that they would review the same in the next 10 days to see if a lockdown was required.

“We are at a crossroad and have to decide where to go. Shall we go for a lockdown again? It is not my favourite subject. So, since we are at a crossroad, we have to control our movements. While the vaccine will come, we have to be careful right now,” Uddhav said while addressing the state through social media.

“Some people are suggesting that I impose a night curfew. Still, I feel that there is no need for law for everything. We must fulfil our responsibility. The state goverment didn’t impose a ban but you didn’t burst firecrackers during Diwali on my appeal,” he added.

“We have to take precautions post-Diwali as there was crowding during the festival… The increase in crowding does not mean that the crisis is over. There is another wave in Delhi and night curfew has been imposed in Ahmedabad. The second wave, if compared with the first wave, maybe like a tsunami,” he said. The CM also appealed to the warkaris to celebrate Kartiki Ekadashi, which falls on November 26, in a small manner.

Reassuring that the state health machinery is fully prepared to tackle any eventuality, Uddhav further said: “Do not think that the crisis is over, as we have reopened everything.” 

He added that youngsters are getting infected in the second wave of Covid-19.

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Uddhav also thanked people for their cooperation and also expressed displeasure over a section not following norms. “While many people are wearing masks, many are moving around without wearing masks and crowding at places. Though we have opened offices, we still could not open schools despite taking a deciding to do so. We are worried as students may get infected.”

“I don’t want to bring in politics. Some people are saying open everything. But will they take responsibility for it?” he asked in an apparent reference to opposition BJP.