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Coronavirus: Maharashtra warns will be 'harsh' against non-essential travel

Public transport in Mumbai and government offices will continue, said Thackeray, according to news agency PTI

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Coronavirus | Uddhav Thackeray | Maharashtra

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray addresses media. Photo: PTI
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Photo: PTI

will take a "harsh decision" on shutting down train and buses if people don't stop non-essential travel to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, said Chief Minister on Tuesday.

in Mumbai and government offices will continue, said Thackeray, according to news agency PTI. Government offices are working at 50 per cent strength and will not take any holidays for seven days.

As many as 40 people had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, including a patient who died, said Thackeray. The condition of 39 positive patients is stable, while one is critical, he said. These patients include 26 men and 14 women.

The number of novel cases in India rose to 137 on Tuesday, while one more person died taking the death toll to three, according to Health Ministry.

First Published: Tue, March 17 2020. 18:52 IST
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