Mumbai: We will go ahead with patience and caution, said Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asserting that the state government will give relaxations in lockdown after May 3 seeing the condition of specific areas.
“We will surely give relaxations after May 3 seeing the condition of specific areas but be cautious and co-operate, else whatever we have achieved in the past few days will be lost. So, we will go ahead with patience and caution,” Thackeray said. “I want people to not panic about COVID-19. It's only about starting the treatment on time. From few days old babies to 83 years old people have recovered and gone home. People on ventilators have also recovered well,” he said.
The ongoing lockdown, which was imposed to contain coronavirus is scheduled to end on May 3. Maharashtra as the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country and the state's tally stands at 10,498.
The CM said that lockdown is working as a “circuit breaker”.
“Yes cases are rising but most of the cases are of contacts. And most are already in quarantine. 75-80% people are asymptomatic of the disease so we are putting them in quarantine,” CM said. He also wished the people of the state on the occasion of Maharashtra Foundation Day and Labour Day. —ANI