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Throw away mask – invite lockdown

CM launches #IamResponsible drive

By B N KUMAR

“Those who want lockdown will not wear mask,” Uddhav Thackeray said “and those who not wish the lockdown again, will observe the three-point COVID protocol”.

MUMBAI, Feb 21 (The CONNECT) - Launching “I am responsible” campaign to beat COVID-19, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray tonight gave an 8-day deadline to the people to decide if they want lockdown again or not.

“Those who want lockdown will not wear mask,” Thackeray said “and those who not wish the lockdown again, will observe the three-point COVID protocol”.

Addressing the State via social media amid rising COVID cases, the CM expressed anguish at the rising cases of COVID and said it was probably because people stopped observing the protocol strict.

He said many started taking COVID casually with there-is-nothing-like-Corona attitude.

The government machinery will keep a close watch on the people’s movements, he warned.

The CM advised offices to keep attendance to the bare minimum and ask employees to work at home or office by rotation.

Meanwhile in Pune district, strict curfew is being imposed from 11pm to 6am and, no public movement will be allowed except for those involved in essential services, from Monday. Schools and colleges in the district will remain closed till 28 Feb.

A week-long lockdown has been imposed in Amaravati starting from Monday evening, official sources said.

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