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Lockdown is not lock-up, stay put: Uddhav to migrants

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray On Tuesday Tried To Reassure Migrant Workers Who Are Stranded In The State That Lockdown Is Not "lock-up", And Appealed Them To Face The "challenge" Of Coronavirus By Staying Back.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Apr 2020, 09:52:17 PM
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Uddhav Thackeray (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday tried to reassure migrant workers who are stranded in the state that lockdown is not "lock-up", and appealed them to face the "challenge" of coronavirus by staying back.

He was speaking in a live webcast after hundreds of migrant workers gathered near Bandra railway station here, seeking to head back home, even as country-wide lockdown was extended till May 3.

The Chief Minister spoke briefly in Hindi as he made a direct appeal to the migrants.

Thackeray also said his government was working on how to lift the lockdown and resume industrial activities.Rising number of cases in Mumbai and Pune was a cause of concern, he admitted.

Maharashtra has conducted maximum number of coronavirus tests and has asked the Centre to allow experimental plasma treatment, he said

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First Published : 14 Apr 2020, 09:52:17 PM