Will shut trains if people don’t stop non-essential travel: Maharashtra CM
Mumbai: A 28-year-old woman from Pune with a travel history to France and the Netherlands has tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official said on Wednesday.
With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has gone up to 42.
Confirming the case, District Collector, Naval Kishore Ram said, “The woman returned India on March 15. She was admitted to hospitalhere on March 17”.
Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on March 17 said the government would be forced to take the “harsh decision” to stop bus and train services in Mumbai if people don’t avoid unnecessary travel.
Talking to reporters, Thackeray also appealed people to avoid unnecessary travel and gathering. He said there would be no holiday for seven days to government offices as was reported in a section of media.
Thackeray the administration was working on allowing functioning of government offices with 50 percent strength.