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Coronavirus Lockdown: "There Is A Positive Side To This Crisis As Well" Said Uddhav Thackrey
Uddhav Thackrey shared how he spent his time at home amid lockdown due to coronavirus spread.
Coronavirus Lockdown: "There is a positive side to this crisis as well," Said Uddhav Thackrey
New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray amid the nationwide lockdown to halt the spread of COVID-19 shared how he spent his time at home, that he was listening to "Mrs. Mukhyamantri" (Mrs. Chief Minister)in home Quarantine.
"I listen to Mrs. Mukhyamantri, you listen to your home minister,'' said Uddhav Thackeray, in a play on the eponymous TV shows popular on the Marathi channel.
"There is a positive side to this crisis as well," the chief minister remarked, as to how families came together and are spending time with each other during the lockdown.
"Some are spending time reading books, playing indoor games, taking out their musical instruments and playing them. What we had lost, we can regain now," he said. Mr. Thackeray appealed to people not to step out of their homes and assured that the state had enough essential commodities, in a video message.
He greeted people on the occasion of Hindu New Year or Gudi Padwa. Mr. THackrey said that the daily wage workers and the poor should be assured that the government is having their back in this time of crisis.
"There is enough stock of essential commodities and the essential services will continue to function," he said.
"I appeal to employers not to cut wages of their workers or stop their services....don't crowd the markets. To buy essential commodities, go to the market alone and maintain distance (with one another). We will win this war and celebrate Gudi Padwa as usual," he said.
He said, in a war, the main threat to us is only when we don't know how they would attack. The Chief Minister said "Here, the virus is our enemy. If we venture out, the virus may attack us and enter our homes. This is just like war-time when it has to be ensured that planes are not seen on the enemy's radar. By now, hope you have understood the seriousness and gravity of the situation".
He asked people to stop using air-conditioning at home. "Air conditioning will bring cooling, moisture, and humidity. Instead, go for natural ventilation," he said.
"We are in ''Chala Hawa You Dya'' (move aside, let some air come in) for more than two years now," Mr. Thackeray joked, apparently referring to a popular Marathi show.
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