Ahead of Bakri Eid and Ganesh festivals, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday reiterated that religious, social and political gatherings will remain prohibited in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing collectors and municipal commissioners via a virtual meeting, the CM called for replication of the Dharavi model elsewhere in the state to control the viral outbreak.
"Care should be taken to ensure that new containment zones do not get created," he said.
The WHO recently praised the successful containment of the coronavirus spread in Dharavi, a major slum pocket in Mumbai.
The CM also asked officials to appoint auditors for COVID hospitals to ensure that patients are not fleeced.
He also told them to ensure that adequate facilities are made available at institutional quarantine centres in every district.
The CM called for monitoring the implementation of the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya scheme and availability of beds in hospitals