Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the people of the state on Tuesday evening, said he will seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s help in sourcing oxygen through the Indian Air Force for the state battered by the ongoing coronavirus disease crisis.
“I am writing to PM to allow air force to supply oxygen,” CM Thackeray said in his address, PTI reported.
Additionally, while not announcing a complete lockdown, the CM announced a prohibitory order under Section 144 for 15 days across the state and said that the restrictions will come into effect from 8 pm on Wednesday. “We are imposing strict restrictions… Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow. I will not term this as lockdown,” Uddhav Thackeray said.
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 60,212 fresh infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), pushing the state’s cumulative tally past 3.5 million-mark, CM Thackeray announced in his address.