Movie theatres, gyms and swimming swimming pools might be shut in Mumbai and 4 different cities in Maharashtra from 12am tonight until additional orders as a measure to counter the novel coronavirus, the state authorities introduced at present. The 4 different cities the place the protection measure might be carried out are Pune, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur and Pimpri Chinchwad, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray introduced within the state meeting.
The Maharashtra authorities’s transfer got here because the variety of coronavirus instances in nation rose to 81 with 14 instances from Maharashtra. The state follows Delhi and Kerala the place faculties and film theatres have been shut. Schools in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad will even stay shut until additional orders. Class 10 state board exams will nevertheless be carried out as per schedule.
Uddhav Thackeray additionally stated that every time attainable, firms ought to enable staff to work at home to keep away from the unfold of the virus.
Jammu and Kashmir additionally adopted swimsuit and ordered the closure of all malls, gyms, swimming swimming pools, leisure golf equipment until March 31. Karnataka has additionally ordered malls, cinemas, pubs and evening golf equipment to be shut for per week.
The state authorities had earlier banned ticket gross sales for the 2020 Indian Premier League opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The match was to be held on March 29.
Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The centre had introduced all visas for incoming vacationers have been stopped. A communique additionally stated Indians getting back from COVID-19 nations — China Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain and Germany — shall be quarantined for at least 14 days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated no central minister will journey overseas within the coming days. The authorities has suggested folks to dispense with all non-essential journey.