Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh requested the labourers from other states to not leave Mumbai. He said, "We have made adequate arrangements of food and shelter for them. There is no need to leave Maharashtra." Deshmukh further said that on April 01 we celebrate April Fools' Day with our friends. Therefore, he appealed everyone to not spread rumors and misinformation. "Strict action will be taken against those who indulge in rumor-mongering," he added.