Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Thursday stated the Centre has assured to assist Maharashtra the place the COVID-19 scenario is at the moment “grim”.
In a dwell tackle on Fb, Pawar, whose celebration shares energy in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and Congress, stated he spoke to Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday and the latter assured to assist Maharashtra and different states to deal with the scenario.
Pawar stated the fast unfold of the viral an infection and the rising variety of energetic instances was a reason for concern, and the state authorities had no possibility however to impose curbs because the gravity of the scenario can’t be ignored.
“The scenario in Maharashtra is grim. I enchantment to all stakeholders to cooperate by realising the seriousness of the scenario. To guard the lives of residents, some stringent measures are required,” the NCP chief stated.
“The Centre can be serving to. I spoke to Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday relating to the scenario in Maharashtra,” the NCP chief added.
Pawar stated Vardhan assured that the Centre will stand by the Maharashtra authorities and all different states to deal with the scenario.
On Wednesday, Vardhan lashed out at Maharashtra and another states, accusing them of attempting to cowl their “failures” in containing the pandemic by making “deplorable” makes an attempt by means of “irresponsible” statements to distract consideration and spreading panic amongst individuals.
Pawar stated well being staff in Maharashtra had been doing their greatest to regulate the unfold of the viral an infection.
He stated the state authorities has taken some steps, like imposing strict curbs to interrupt the virus chain, on the recommendation of consultants.
The 80-year-old chief’s feedback got here within the wake of protests from merchants and small businessmen towards restrictions imposed by the state authorities.
As per the state authorities’s ‘Break the Chain’ order, all outlets beneath the non-essential class will stay closed until April 30.
The opposition BJP in Maharashtra has criticised the curbs after initially supporting the federal government’s efforts.