The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra have grown with new cases being confirmed recently.
Update: 31 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Maharashtra
Maharashtra evokes Epidemic Diseases Act invoked
In a bid to stop the virus from spreading, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra state government has declared the coronavirus as an epidemic and promptly invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897
Closure of public places in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra state government called for a total shutdown of schools, colleges, theaters, malls, swimming pools, gyms, parks and all other public places across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pune, and Pimpri-Chinchwad till 31st March. Al mass gatherings have been banned too.
Work from home provision for office goers
The state government has also appealed to private companies across the state to allow their office employees to work from home. Field executives however are in a tricky situation.
SSC and HSC exams to proceed as scheduled
SSC, HSC and university exams won’t be postponed and will continue as scheduled.
Last Updated on March 15, 2020 by lp@admin
Manoj dhande(March 16, 2020 - 5:49 am)
It’s fake news , in news it is given that colleges are closed .Go and visit any college of mumbai. All colleges are open. University issue one GR and ask to continue academic work from college. College is close for only students but not staff. In Mumbai like place , local train and buses are only media of transportation. How university can ask staff of college to attend college and what staff can do at college without students. So show real part of news and not incomplete truth.
We staff are Corona proof… Same circular is issued by all universities of Maharashtra. Shame on politics .
lp@admin(March 18, 2020 - 1:51 pm)
Well, we were going to cover that in a short story later but thanks anyway for voicing it out. We agree with you – school and college staff should also be given a break as they are vulnerable too. This is actually a very inconsiderate move by decision makers at their respective institutions. It looks like they will do that only when they find someone infected in either a school or a college.