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Maharashtra to close shops, offices in Mumbai to curb spread of coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past a bus stop displaying preventive measures against the coronavirus in Mumbai,… FRANCIS MASCARENHAS March 19, 2020 01:39pm IST

BENGALURU – Maharashtra on Friday decided to close all shops and offices except those providing essential services in India’s financial capital Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur until March 31 in an attempt to restrict the spread of coronavirus, the chief minister of the state said.

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The state, which has recorded the highest number of confirmed cases in India, has excluded banks and shops that are selling essential commodities were excluded from the restriction, Uddhav Thackeray said.

Reuters

March 20, 2020

Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

https://in.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-india-mumbai/maharashtra-to-close-shops-offices-in-mumbai-to-curb-spread-of-coronavirus-idINKBN2170YJ

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