Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday held a meeting with all District Collectors through video conferencing to discuss issues related to rapid spreading of corona-virus in India and state.
The meeting was held in presence of State Health Minister Rajesh Tope, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta.
The number of people infected with corona-virus climbed up to 73 in India with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh witnessing a surge in cases.
World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday declared the corona-virus outbreak a pandemic and expressed deep concern both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across India, including foreign nationals, has gone up to 73. Out of these 73 people, 56 are Indian citizens. With 17 corona-virus positive cases, the maximum number of cases in the country has been reported from Kerala.Maharashtra reported 11 cases while in Uttar Pradesh there were 10 positive cases including a foreigner, according to the latest data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
In the meeting CM has urged people to stay indoors for a fortnight who had traveled abroad recently. All government functions, gatherings stand cancelled in the state.
The state government has asked all the travel operators across all the cities of Maharashtra to provide list of tourists who had travelled abroad with them. Those who are arriving from seven countries like China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany are asked to stay indoors for 15 days compulsorily.