COVID-19 Issue: In Maharashtra, Shops Should Be Kept Open 24/7


COVID-19 Issue

Due to the deadly invasion of COVID-19 across the world, the shops, vehicles, offices, markets, everything has been under lockdown. But, Uddhay Thackeray, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on Thursday, has commanded to keep the shops open so that general people can manage any kind of emergency situation. The reason is to deal with all the necessary commodities. He has also ordered those shops to maintain a decent distance from the people as well as proper cleanliness and sanitization.

A release from the office of Maharashtra’s CM states that the CM has ordered to keep open all the shops that deal with essential commodities, including groceries, as well as medicines, and these shops should be kept open 24/7. Also, all these shops must maintain the norms of social distance, cleanliness as well as sanitization. 

In addition to this, the government of Maharashtra also has issued a firm warning to the people of all housing societies. The warning is that – no housing societies can force the healthcare workers and doctors to be vacant the houses even if they look after any COVID-19 infected patient.

Even the Maharashtra government has permitted the truck owners to transport their goods and essential commodities. But they have to transport these with preconditioned acknowledgment from their local administration. Ajit Pawar, the Deputy Chief Minister, has asked the administration to make sure that no truck drivers should be stopped or harassed while returning after completing their delivery. He has also told the administration to give the farmers proper equipment so that they can conduct their farming work.

Balasaheb Thorat, the Revenue Minister of Maharashtra, on Thursday, has said that the publication of the reckoner rates has been delayed because of coronavirus. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Governor, along with his staff, have decided to contribute their say’s salary to the infected people.