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COVID-19 lockdown: Athawale appeals to people to stay indoors

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Union Minister for Social Justice

Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday appealed to people to remain indoors, as the Centre is taking appropriate measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to prevent community spread of the deadly virus.

In a video message released on his Facebook page, Athawale said, "People with symptoms similar to COVID-19 infection should stay away from gatherings and go to a hospital for check-up. The government wants people to stay at home and stay safe. This is how the government will be able to prevent the spread."

Maharashtra has recorded 112 positive cases of coronavirus, the highest in the country so far.

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First Published: Wed, March 25 2020. 18:26 IST