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Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Nagpur Lock-down

Maharashtra Chief minister uddhav thackeray today announced lock-down of four cities Mumbai , Pune , Nagpur and Pimpri-Chinchwad to curb public movement on road .

Announcing it in press conference he said The only precautionary measure is being reported everywhere, so stay home.

It’s time for you to stay home.

Many have begun to help. The Giants have helped us by stopping their work. In the film industry, everyone in the sports field has come forward.

I called yesterday and is getting a response. The next 2-3 days are very important. It is important to avoid infection

Here are some things to take care of. Be your support.

Many have suggested that stop buses, trains but how to bring in people who are in critical service? What will the employees of the Corporation do?

Without terminating these services, only 25 percent of the employees will be employed in government offices. Earlier, 5 per cent of employees had decided. Banks will continue.

Especially in big cities like Mumbai, Pune-Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur, all offices, shops will be closed. The essentials of the shop are excluded. These include cereals, milk, medicines.

If there is any confusion in these cities, the District Collector can talk to the Commissioner.

My appeal to the establishments, shops you are closing is that you do not stop paying the minimum wage to your hard working staff.

Taking precautions in the face of corona virus threat, several Jama Masjid’s in the city have taken measures such as stopping pre-namaz ablutions in common ponds.

In the neighbouring Vasai-Virar area, the municipal authorities have appealed people to offer namaz at home instead of visiting mosques.

Jama Masjid, also known as congregational mosque or Friday mosque, is the principal mosque in a particular locality.

Most of the Jama Masjids in the city have removed the ‘Kaleens’ (Turkish carpets) from the premises so that floors can be disinfected properly before and after every namaz, said a cleric.

Many mosques have advised people not to perform ‘Wazu’, or the ritual ablutions before the namaz, in the common ponds (Masjid Houd) but wash themselves at water taps on the premises.

The faithfuls can even perform Wazu at home before visiting the mosque for prayers, some religious leaders said.

Fahad Khalil Pathan, trustee of the Mahim Jama Masjid, said, “People are also advised only to perform the Farz Namaz in the masjid. Sunnat or Nafeel namaz can be performed at home too.”

“We have also decided to keep the mosque closed for Shab-e-Mehraj on March 22,” he added.

The famous Minara Masjid in south Mumbai has also removed carpets from the floors and also switched off the air conditioning system while asking people not to linger outside after the namaz.

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