Maharashtra COVID-19 situation ‘grim’, Centre has assured assist: Sharad Pawar
“The situation in Maharashtra is grim. I appeal to all stakeholders to cooperate by realising the seriousness of the situation,” NCP president Sharad Pawar mentioned
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on April 8 mentioned the Centre has assured to assist Maharashtra the place the COVID-19 situation is presently “grim”.
In a stay handle on Facebook, Mr. Pawar, whose occasion shares energy in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and the Congress, mentioned he spoke to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 7 and the latter assured to help Maharashtra and different States to sort out the situation.
Mr. Pawar mentioned the speedy unfold of the viral an infection and the rising variety of lively instances was a reason behind concern, and the State authorities had no possibility however to impose curbs because the gravity of the situation can’t be ignored.
“The situation in Maharashtra is grim. I appeal to all stakeholders to cooperate by realising the seriousness of the situation. To protect the lives of citizens, some stringent measures are required,” the NCP chief mentioned.
“The Centre is also helping. I spoke to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday regarding the situation in Maharashtra,” the NCP chief mentioned.
Mr. Pawar mentioned Mr. Vardhan assured that the Centre will stand by the Maharashtra authorities and all different States to sort out the situation.
On April 7, Mr. Vardhan lashed out at Maharashtra and another States, accusing them of attempting to cowl their “failures” in containing the pandemic by making “deplorable” makes an attempt via “irresponsible” statements to distract consideration and spreading panic amongst folks.
Mr. Pawar mentioned well being staff in Maharashtra have been doing their greatest to manage the unfold of the viral an infection.
He mentioned the State authorities has taken some steps, like imposing strict curbs to interrupt the virus chain, on the recommendation of specialists.
The 80-year-old chief’s feedback got here within the wake of protests from merchants and small businessmen towards restrictions imposed by the state authorities.
As per the state authorities’s ‘Break the Chain’ order, all outlets underneath the non-essential class will stay closed until April 30.
The Opposition BJP in Maharashtra has criticised the curbs after initially supporting the federal government’s efforts.