Rise in the 20 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Maharashtra’s total coronavirus cases reaches 1,385. In which, Mumbai contributes a total of 850 cases, states Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra health minister. Considering the same, Maharashtra becomes the worst affected state.
Total 97 deaths recorded as of now, of which the financial capital recorded 54 deaths; while Pune recorded 24 deaths.
Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, recorded 13 people coronavirus positive. However, unlicensed vegetable sellers, vendors, hawkers at the containment areas have been banned to prevent the further spread of the virus in Dharavi by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). In addition to it, they added that the citizen caught buying any eatable from unlicensed roadside vendors will be arrested, as well.
Amid the concerns of the densely populated area, the health minister is looking into the matter to accommodate people in local schools. The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court said that while the government is taking effective measures to control the spread, the citizens should remind themselves of their fundamental duties, as well.
However, in case of the security of the health workers, the court was told that there are around 919 kits available in reserve and all the health workers are equipped with PPE.