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Maharashtra CM appeals to people not to crowd religious places News from India


MUMBAI: The government of Maharashtra has opened all religious sites in the state, however, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday appealed to the public not to crowd anywhere and to follow COVID-19 safety regulations.
“We have opened all the religious sites in the state, but my call to the public is not to crowd them,” CM Thackeray said.
“We have been patiently celebrating all the festivals so far. I had urged everyone to take every precaution during Diwali celebrations and they all obeyed. I would like to thank everyone for that. Even during Chhath Puja celebrations, people behaved patiently. In Maharashtra, we can control the COVID-19 situation in many ways, but we will have to avoid visiting crowded places, “he added.
Maharashtra’s chief minister further stated that he is a bit upset with the citizens as after Diwali, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has started to rise again.
“The blockade has been imposed in various parts of the world and the number of cases is also increasing in Delhi. I would like to appeal to everyone to avoid going to crowded places. We are all hearing today that the vaccine will soon arrive in India, But we currently don’t have any vaccinations so we have to take preventive measures. After turning five, if you ask me what work I did, I don’t mean I just imposed closures, “Thackeray said.
Maharashtra has reported 5,753 new COVID-19 cases, 4,060 recoveries and 50 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is 17,80,208. There are 81,512 active cases in the state and so far 16,51,064 patients have been recovered. The death toll is 46,623.

Times of India