Lockdown Day 1: Maharshtra CM urges people not to panic, enough stock of essential commodities

DN Bureau

Amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday appealed to people not to venture out of their homes and assured that the state has adequate stock of essential commodities.

Maharshtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray
Maharshtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: Amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday appealed to people not to venture out of their homes and assured that the state has adequate stock of essential commodities.

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Greeting people on the occasion of Gudi Padwa, Thackeray said the poor and daily wagers should understand that the government stands firmly behind them in this time of crisis.

"There is enough stock of essential commodities and the essential services will continue to function," he said.

The chief minister also said that corporates were coming forward to set up hospitals and manufacture masks.

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"I appeal to employers not to cut wages of their workers or stop their services.

"Don't flock the markets. To purchase essential commodities, go to market alone and maintain distance (with one another)," he said. (PTI)

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