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NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Friday that the cities of Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur will be closed in the wake of the deadly coronavirus. The Prime Minister’s order will take effect starting at midnight tonight and will continue until March 31.

The closure will practically shut down everything except essential services such as drinking water, banking services, telephone, internet, rail, other means of transportation, food, vegetables, groceries, hospitals, medical centers, medical stores, and electricity.

According to government orders, if certain offices cannot work from home, they will be asked to close. Attendance at government offices will be reduced to 25%.

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Thackeray also asked employers not to cut employee wages during the shutdown.

However, train and bus services will continue to operate. The Prime Minister said that closing public transport in Mumbai will be the last resort.

On Friday, three more people tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the number of confirmed cases in the state to 52, the highest in the country.

Coronavirus outbreak: full coverage

The deadly coronavirus that originated in China’s Wuhan Province has spread to more than 100 countries and is now killing more than 9,000 people and infecting lakhs in others. Laboratories and pharmaceutical companies are ready to find a solution to this problem and could find some medicine / vaccine soon. Until then, however, the only solution to this problem is precautions.

Coronavirus in India


According to the latest update, there are 195 positive cases of coronavirus in India and four people have died. As a precautionary measure, the government has closed international flights, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, pubs, and other places where people can gather in large numbers. The offices have advised employees to work from home. Schools, colleges, universities have also postponed all exams.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech to the nation on March 19, called for the ‘Janata curfew’ on March 22 at 7 a.m. at 9 p.m. to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Also read: What is Janata’s curfew?

Stages of COVID19 Propagation


According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India is currently in the second stage of coronavirus transmission. It is considered the most crucial phase of disease transmission. The four stages of the spread of COVID19 are:

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Stage 1 – Imported cases: People who have traveled to foreign countries affected by the virus and have returned to India.

Stage 2 – Local transmission: These are those cases that have come into contact with patients who have a travel history.

Stage 3 – Community transmission: When a patient not exposed to any infected person or who has traveled to any of the affected countries tests positive. Large areas are affected when community transmission takes place.

Stage 4 – Epidemic: This is the last and worst stage where the disease takes the form of an epidemic without a clear endpoint as it did in China and Italy.

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