Maharashtra has consistently been contributing in India’s daily count and total COVID-19 cases and there are no two ways about it. Blame it on the population or the administration, many places in Mumbai and Pune have been branded as COVID hotspots that led to the surge and hike in the numbers. Following which CM Uddhav Thackeray and his government has imposed stricter curfews and restrictions to #breakthechain.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) April 13, 2021
On Tuesday, the CM’s office announced a 15-day Janata Curfew that commenced from 8 pm on April 14. The mandate also imposed Section 144 which prohibits groups of more than four people in public places. It means only essential services including groceries, health care, banks and e-commerce will be functional and nobody is allowed to step out or move in public without an emergency. Malls, beaches and film shoots will also be shut with hotels and restaurants open only for takeaways. Basically, we are back to square one or even worse with India breaching its all-time high spike of over 2 lakh daily COVID-19 cases. However, it is imperative to notice that the Uddhav Thackeray-led government is not calling it a ‘lockdown’ instead, another ‘Janta curfew’ for reasons known to them.
And now, Twitter wants to know the difference between both cause one can hardly find any. Amid a bunch of instructions, there are lot of queries that are floating on timelines, with a side of the usual funnies about time slots to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. See for yourself.
People listening to world’s best CM’s speech – pic.twitter.com/krCYmUpaec
— Shaman🦋 (@wittyshaman) April 13, 2021
Coronavirus and it’s mutants be like : pic.twitter.com/i0nR74n6MM
— Jitesh Rochlani (@JRism9) April 13, 2021
— Dheeraj (@dheerajmatrakho) April 13, 2021
— Crime master GOGO (@kushal_haria) April 13, 2021
Maharashtra CM #UddhavThackeray today:-
— Mohika (@mohika24) April 13, 2021
— Acha ladka (@shakti_singh777) April 13, 2021
Covid Restrictions imposed by best CM in Maharashtra.
— Kunal (@being_moron) April 13, 2021
— anu sehgal (@anusehgal) April 13, 2021
— Unnit Kothari (@unnitkothari) April 13, 2021
Mumbai people asking each other about lockdown after every Uddhav Thackeray speech. pic.twitter.com/AYmEos8izT
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 13, 2021
*le People pic.twitter.com/9TKdGmfJNK
— Avinash Singh 🚩 (@Patriot_Avinash) April 13, 2021
#UddhavThackeray talking about corona, lockdown, implementing Restrictions but saying we will not impose lockdown.. But from tomorrow strict RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED
Meanwhile me : pic.twitter.com/4Bvu4SHfMX
— Deepak Singh Kushwah (@its_dsk) April 13, 2021
— Vinay Maurya (@vinaymaurya28) April 13, 2021
Honestly, can you blame them? Earlier, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut had criticised the govt. and its inability/inaction in implementing better measures. She had taken to Twitter and asked, “Can anyone tell me if Maharashtra has a lockdown? Semi lockdown? Fluid or fake lockdown? What is going on here? No one seems to be wanting to make decisive decisions. Changu Mangu gang fighting with existential crisis. To be or not to be while every moment hanging like a sword.”
Cover Image: Uddhav Thackeray/Facebook