Maharashtra CM tells districts: Follow Goa model to fight Corona


MUMBAI: CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday suggested that some of Maharashtra’s districts can battle the coronavirus by taking a leaf out of Covid-free Goa’s playbook, including house-to-house surveys and treating all patients.

Making it clear that district borders would not be opened anytime soon, Thackeray, addressing district authorities over video conferencing on Tuesday, asked them to submit to the Centre their plans detailing how to ease restrictions during Lockdown 4.0 by Friday.

He also instructed them to focus on containment zones, and take precautionary measures so that the infection does not spread from there. Reviewing the situation of the Green, Orange and Red Zones, Thackeray said even if the lockdown is relaxed in the immediate future, the district boundaries will not be opened, considering the mass movement of migrant labourers.

The CM asked all district collectors and divisional commissioners to review if the exodus of migrants has caused any shortage of manpower, and fill it with locals.