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Virus: Cong's Thorat asks people not to move to villages

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Maharashtra Congress president

and state Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat on Tuesday asked people not to travel from urban areas to villages as this would put greater pressure on the government to provide essential services in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

He also asked people not to take law in their hands, the statement coming in the midst of reports that people, fearing an outbreak, were not allowing others to enter their villages.

"The government is committed to provide essential services uninterrupted. If you move out, the administration will be further strained which is already battling coronavirus epidemic," he said.

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First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 20:16 IST