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Coronavirus: Mumbai offices to be closed till 31st March, essential services to operate

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 March 2020, 14:27 IST

All offices in Mumbai and a few other cities in Maharashtra will be shut till 31st March in a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Friday. All shops will also be closed, excluding those selling basic items, his son Aditya Thackeray tweeted.

All offices will remain shut, only essential services will be in operation in Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur, the Chief Minister stated as the number of cases in the state mounted to 52.


CM Uddhav Thackeray also stated that government offices would be operative at 25% attendance in Mumbai.

"Essential services shall operate, any other services important to operate, the collectors shall specify from time to time. Groceries, milk and other day to day items shall be available. Citizens are required to reduce unnecessary movement," Aditya Thackeray tweeted.

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First published: 20 March 2020, 14:27 IST
 
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