'Mask or lockdown' cautions people of Maharashtra against Covid-19 spread : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Presently, they need to conclude whether to follow Covid-19 conventions to contain the spread of the infection or face the lockdown.

'Mask or lockdown' cautions people of Maharashtra against Covid-19 spread : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the battle against the novel Covid will be won by the "entire hearted cooperation" of individuals. Presently, they need to conclude whether to follow Covid-19 conventions to contain the spread of the infection or face the lockdown. In a webcast, Thackeray said Covid-19 is an "unfamiliar visitor not leaving us in spite of our earnest attempts".

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He said 70 to 80 percent COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic, and named face cover as the self-preservation or the "dark belt" in the battle against the viral contamination till an immunization comes up. 

"I would prefer not to force severe laws or punishment against violators of the COVID-19 conventions. The battle against the pandemic will be won by individuals' entire hearted interest," he said. 

"You need to choose whether you need to wear cover, follow physical removing or be in lockdown. Whatever is begun shouldn't be shut down once more," he said. 

"Remember to wear covers and follow social removing standards. Since youth we are educated to wash our hands subsequent to returning home, and it applies even at this point. It's simple however should be followed with discipline. Try not to give this infection access to your home,"CMO Maharashtra Office tweeted. 

In the interim, Maharashtra recorded 10,792 new Covid positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the state's general count to 15,28,226, the wellbeing division said. The loss of life because of the infection arrived at 40,349. There are 2,21,174 dynamic cases in Maharashtra at present.

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