New Delhi: At a time when the cases of coronavirus have reached 30 in the country, Maharashtra Chief minister Udhhav Thackeray on Thursday stated that the state government has launched a dedicated helpline number ‘020-26127394’ for the affected people. Also Read - Over Coronavirus Fears, Spotify, Amazon's AWS Reschedule Events in India

Holding a press conference, the Maharashtra Chief Minister stated that all need to be cautious for the next 10 to 15 days. He asked people to avoid big gatherings during Holi celebrations. Also Read - Coronavirus Does Not Spread Through Chicken, Mutton, Seafood: FSSAI Chief



“Municipal corporations and administration of the state are on the alert. We have to be more careful for the next 10 to 15 days. It is advised to avoid big gatherings during Holi as already requested by PM Modi,” Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said. Also Read - Coronavirus: PM Modi Postpones India-EU Summit in Brussels Over Rising Threat



In the wake of the coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also launched 24×7 helpline number ‘1916’ to report the cases in the city.

Saying that people don’t need to be panic and wear masks, Uddhav Thackeray said medical staff for thermal screening at airports will be increased.

“Hoardings with the WHO guidelines on coronavirus will come up along Mumbai roads, outside schools,” Municipal Commissioner of BMC stated.

With one more person being tested positive for the coronavirus in Ghaziabad, the total cases have gone up to 30 in the country so far. Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Central government is taking all steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

He also stated that the scale of interventions has been increased in alignment with the evolving situation in India where 28,529 persons have been brought under community surveillance and monitoring.

He also added that India is in touch with Iran over the possible evacuation of Indian pilgrims and students stranded in the coronavirus-hit nation.