Can't say that lockdown will be over by 31 May, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 24, 2020, 03.18 PM(IST)

Uddhav Thackeray Photograph:( ANI )

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Thackeray said that he needs more time to prepare for the resumption of domestic air travel. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said he could not say that lockdown will be over on May 31.

"We will have to see how we will go forward. The coming time is crucial as the multiplication of the virus is picking up. I want to assure the medical fraternity that we are with them in all ways," he said.

Thackeray said that he needs more time to prepare for the resumption of domestic air travel. 

''Today morning, I spoke to civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and requested him to give us some time to do preparations (to resume domestic air travel),'' he said. 

The fight against COVID19 was going to be tougher now but there is no need to panic as we are prepared with extra health facilities, he said as positive cases crossed 47,000 in the state.

 The number of active patients is 33,786 and over 13,000 have recovered in the state.

''Monsoon season is approaching, hence, related ailments will be there too. So, we need to take extra precautions,'' Thackeray added. 

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