March 14, 2020, 1:56 AM

Invoking the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that public places in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad would remain shut from midnight today. Thackeray declared the deadly Coronavirus as an ‘epidemic’ in the above five cities and said that malls, public swimming pools, gyms, and cinema halls in the same cities will remain closed until further notice.

However, the CM said that the mode of public transport such as railways and buses couldn’t be shut as it would lead to inconvenience.

Thackeray urged all private sector companies to adapt ‘Work From Home’ wherever possible.

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