Maharashtra CM Thackeray says ‘We will take good care of you’ urging the migrants not to worry

India will see extension in lockdown until 3rd of May. After putting an end to this horrifying disease, next challenge waiting for India would be reviving the economy. Government wants that economy should be kept alive. We need to strike a balance between lives and outside world. Government is planning to restart the agriculture sector as well as some industries in green zone. Industries which follow the norms of social distancing and also those who have the facilities of accommodation of worker.

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Government is working hard on how to lift the lockdown and resume industrial and agricultural activities, so that economy is flowing. Government is taking measures for daily wage workers so that they get their food ration in this tough times. Maharashtra is doing maximum tests of the sample foe covid-19, and we a discharge rate of aroud 10% while total positive cases are 2,684.

Few hours after the announcement of nationwide lockdown until 3rd May, hundreds of migrants caused chaos near Bandra railway station on Tuesday at 4 pm to get back to their native places. Chief Minister made a direct appeal to the migrants asking them to free the space and maintain social distancing as this is the only key to fight against covid-19. Migrants turned violent and did not follow the norms of social distancing though.

Uddhav Thackeray asked them to maintain the decorum and warned them not violate the rules of lockdown. He further added that they should not worry as they are not locked up and stay calm for 2 weeks after which arrangement of sending them back to their native Places would be done. “Nobody wants that you stay in lockup without your will. Lockdown doesn’t mean lockup. It is our country,” Uddhav was reported as saying. Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray said that this chaos was due to improper planning by Union Gov.

Amit shah convinced the migrants that they were safe in Maharashtra and asked them for their support in this tough times. As soon as the lockdown is lifted government will make arrangements for them, he said. Workers fell for the rumours that lockdown have been lifted and all mode of transports are resuming.

Meanwhile, Thackeray convinced the migrants not to go anywhere as it would risk their lives as well as many others. He took them in believe by saying that I’am here to take care. They demanded to resume trains for UP and Bihar. They said they didn’t get any ration and they don’t have a single penny to survive here.

Public Relation Office of Mumbai Police took the action and dispersed the crowd, situation was brought under control, they said.
“There is no question of food, food and rations are being provided to them. Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah had assured that the arrangement will be made to send them back to their home after the lockdown ends, but now the lockdown has been extended so the people are anxious,” Aslam Sheikh said.

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