Coronavirus: Uddhav convenes meeting as Maharashtra Health Minister submits proposal on crowd control during IPL

So far, there are five confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra.

Published: 11th March 2020 12:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2020 12:42 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (File photo| PTI)


MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has convened a meeting on Wednesday to review steps to be taken to check the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Health Minister Rajesh Tope has submitted a proposal that viewing of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches be restricted to television only, according to sources.

"There will be a discussion on how to curb gathering of crowds at marriages and social events," a source said.

The meeting is scheduled at Vidhan Bhavan later in the afternoon, the sources said.

So far, there are five confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra.

Samples of a man and a woman from Pune who had been to Dubai recently tested positive on Monday evening.

On Tuesday, their daughter and the driver of the cab in which the family had travelled from the Mumbai airport to Pune also tested positive, Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram earlier informed.

Another person who had travelled by the same flight as them also tested positive, the state health department said in a release on Tuesday.

The condition of all these patients was stable, the release said, appealing people not to panic.


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