Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh On Containment And Exit Strategies
City streets wear deserted look during Janta Curfew in the wake of deadly coronavirus, in Mumbai, Sunday, March 22, 2020. PM Modi proposed a Janta curfew between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the deadly virus. (Source: PTI)

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh On Containment And Exit Strategies

Starting May 4, India adopted a zone-wise exit strategy from the over 40-day lockdown that will persist for two more weeks. The zonification of states has been accompanied by several DOs and DON’Ts circulars. Then there’s the issue of conveying migrant labour home, raising funds to prevent resurgence in Covid-19 cases, even as states battle to contain the spread of the virus.

Maharashtra, the state with maximum Covid-19 cases is slowly allowing economic activity to resume as per the zone plan. In this interview, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh talks about the state’s containment strategy and managing an exit from the lockdown.

Listen to the full conversation here

Soon after the interview the state government decided to re-shutter all liquor stores in Mumbai, a red zone.

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