Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray today held a virtual meeting with leaders of major political parties and cabinet colleagues to discuss the COVID situation in the State and the mitigation measures.
He made the following points:
To break the COVID transmission chain, it is imperative that strict restrictions must be imposed for a certain period of time.
The first priority will be given to saving lives. If this is a public health emergency, then the priority will be health of citizens & their lives.
The Leader of Opposition has made some good points. They will be considered earnestly.
The State Government will act on suggestions like availability of Remdesivir, availability of test reports sooner from the labs, & precise planning to make oxygen supply available.
In last year’s lockdown, people were at home. Hence, tracing patients and most of their contacts was easier. Now, everything has opened up. There are practical difficulties in doing so.
Increasing vaccination coverage is the need of the hour. The youth must be vaccinated. Pfizer is planning to vaccinate adolescents between 12 to 15 years of age.
Everyone has agreed to ensure that the daily wage earners, labourers and the working classes are not hit hard while imposing stricter measures. Planning is underway to ensure this.
The surge in the daily number of patients is rapid, if a decision about the lockdown is not taken today, a lockdown-like situation will automatically come into force tomorrow.
On one hand, there is public sentiment, and on the other, the Corona pandemic. In this situation, we will have to bear some hardship to win this battle.
I am speaking to people across various sectors. Yesterday, I spoke to directors of private hospitals. Everyone is ready to co-operate with the Government. The opinions of the members of the task force are also being considered.
By prioritising the health of the people of the state, I appeal to all party leaders, to extend their full cooperation to the decisions taken by the state government.
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
I cannot recall in recent years any case of police firing on voting day during elections resulting in 4 deaths.
It is a case of a failure of leadership and management of the deployment of security personnel. Who should bear responsibility?
The EC should be held responsible because it has made large scale transfers and postings of senior police officers in West Bengal.
The polarisation of society that is taking place in West Bengal, thanks to the BJP, is the gravest tragedy that has befallen that state.
I cannot believe that the land of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Raja Ram Mohun Roy, Ishwar Chander Vidyasagar, Rabindranath Tagore, Subhas Chandra Bose Satyajit Ray and Dr B C Roy can fall prey to the virus of communalism.
Anyone who claims the legacy of these great leaders — as I proudly do — should shun and fight communalism.
Delhi CM Kejriwal visits LNJP hospital to review preparedness in wake of rising cases.Raghav Chadha – AAP leader
He spoke to patients admitted at hospital on video call, enquired about their condition & sought feedback on treatment offered.
Leading from the front, CM gave instructions to ramp up healthcare infra.
Addressed a public meeting in Belagavi Rural Assembly, Karnataka today for Belgaum Lok Sabha bye election to appeal for Congress candidate Sh. Satish Jharkioli.RS Surjewala – general secretary, congress
The wind of change is here. Congress is marching towards victory.
The Automatic Train Washing Plant installed at Wadi Bunder Coaching Yard in Mumbai will enable faster & more efficient cleaning for train exteriors.piyush goyal – union railway minister
It will help:
Save Water & Time
Lower Electricity Consumption
Ensure Quality Cleaning
Visited the soon to be unveiled building of ‘THubHyd’ which will be one of the largest tech incubators in the worldKTR – Minister, Telangana Govt.
When finished, It will further consolidate Hyderabad’s position in the innovation ecosystem