COVID-19 surge: Maharashtra to launch 'I am responsible' campaign to curb infection, says Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: In the wake of an alarming rise in the number of Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the people of the state on Sunday.

The CM said the state would launch a campaign 'Mi Jababdar' (I am responsible) to curb the infection in the state. The campaign would stress on the use of hand sanitizers, use of face masks and maintaining social distancing norms at all times. The CM hoped that the general public will support this campaign and help the state battle the current situation.

He said "We should initiate Mi Jababdar campaign to curb infection. This will include use of mask, sanitizer, social distancing at all times."

People should follow the 'Mi Jababdar' campaign, he said.

Thackeray on Sunday said that in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, religious, social and political gatherings will be prohibited in the state from Monday.

He also appealed to the public to wear masks and maintain social distancing in order to avoid another lockdown in the state. "The decision to implement another lockdown lies in the hands of the public," he said.

The CM will seek a response in the next eight days on whether to impose another lockdown in the state. "Those who do not want will follow norms and those who want will wander without mask" he added.

"This is called social responsibility. In the last few days, several of my colleagues have tested positive. I have given instructions that official meetings will now be conducted through video conferencing only," he said.

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