The Indian stock market, as well as the commodity market, will remain open, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said. Even the banking system and the shops which provide essential things will be excluded from the partial lockdown announced in the four cities of Maharashtra.
Today the Indian Stock market index – Sensex closed at 29915, about 1600 plus. This was the major upside after the continuous downfall in the global stock market due to Coronavirus Pandemic.
“Banks, stocks, and commodity exchanges are excluded from the restrictions. Central government offices will also remain operational in Mumbai,” Rajesh Tope said.
The chief minister of Maharashtra – Uddhav Thackrey also said that the government will bear the cost of the treatment for coronavirus patients.
The central government today reported 217 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, about more than double from five days ago. It also took 5 lives till now.
Maharashtra is also the worst-affected state till now with cases more than 50 and 1 death. For more updates about Coronavirus in India, join our telegram channel – India Fights Corona.