Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Thursday that police and medical professionals are doing their duty to deal with the threat of coronavirus and said that strict action will be taken against those who are attacking them or against them.
Pawar said, “Doctors and police are doing their duty in the fight against coronaviruses. Those who are found heckling or attacking doctors and Police personnel will be dealt with strict actions under the law.”
He also urged people to avoid unnecessary congestion in public places.
Pawar said, “Do not let the time for us to use the army. America used its army during the lockdown. It is our responsibility to ensure that time does not come when we have to seek military help.” ” said.
“A lockdown has been implemented, but we are still continuing essential services such as milk, groceries, vegetables, gas, medicine, and fruits, etc. The public and police must cooperate with each other in the meantime,” he said.
Maharashtra state has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, with 124 confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Thursday, the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases (including 593 active cases, 42 cured/displaced people) and 13 deaths across the country up to 649.