Entry of devotees to Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai has been stopped. This step has been taken in view of the increasing threat of Corona virus. The havoc of Corona is now starting to scare even the devotees of God. Mumbai’s famous Siddhivinayak temple has also been closed for further notice.
Information about when the Siddhivinayak temple will open will be given later. This temple in Mumbai comes in a very crowded area, so this decision has been taken in view of the danger of corona virus.
All schools and colleges have been discharged. Now the state government is trying to postpone university examinations as well. Apart from this, panchayat and civic elections have also been postponed for three months.
The highest number of corona cases in Maharashtra has been reported so far in Pune. Gradually, the number of people found to be Corona positive in Mumbai is also increasing, due to which the government and administration are worried. Mumbai Police has already banned group tour by implementing Section 144. Even the film industry has decided to stop shooting.
Maharashtra came to a standstill during the Janata curfew. Roads and petrol pumps in many cities of the state including Pune, Magarpatta, Harsapar were deserted, shops across the city were also closed. There was silence at the bus stand. People stayed in the houses and supported the Janata curfew. There were also reports from some parts that the police dealt strictly with people who went out on the road unnecessarily and for no reason. The crocodile area of Pune, called the Industrial Hub, was also deserted, while in crowded areas like Marine Drive. There was silence. But by five o’clock, people came to the roof and balcony of the house and encouraged them by playing conch shells, thali and claps for the doctors, nurses and other health workers who had day and night to fight the corona in the country.
Local and Metro closed till 31 March
Uddhav Thackeray, in view of the rising figures of deaths from Corona in Maharashtra, ordered the enforcement of Section 144 in all urban areas of the state from Monday and said that strict action will be taken against those who violate the home quarantine. CM said that there is no shortage of things that come in handy everyday, so do not panic. The government stands with the people and we are taking this decision only for their interest. You have an exam for the next few days and I hope all of you will pass it. CM closed all the buses of State Transport till 31 March. Attendance in government offices will be up to 5% only.