COVID-19: Lockdown in Thane extended till July 19

Updated: Jul 10, 2020, 17:51 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has doubled in the past 15 days

Health workers check the temperature of a person. Pics/Suresh Karkera
Health workers check the temperature of a person. Pics/Suresh Karkera

Amid spiraling Coronaviruscases, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Friday extended the lockdown till July 19. The order was issued by TMC Additional Commissioner Ganesh Deshmukh.

This ‘total’ lockdown was enforced on July 2 for a period of ten days and most shops were closed and essential items ordered were being home delivered.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has doubled in the past 15 days with the number of active cases being 50 per cent more than that of Mumbai.

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While all the municipal corporations in MMR are under lockdown and four commissioners were replaced two weeks ago, the numbers worryingly continue to rise unabated.

As on Thursday night, Thane city accounts for 12,053 of the district’s 48,856 COVID-19 cases. The TMC limits account for 5.23 per cent of the cases and 4.80 per cent of deaths in Maharashtra.

The MMR includes Thane district, Thane city, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Mira-Bhayandar, Palghar, and Vasai-Virar. While its doubling rate is15 days, Mumbai's is 45 days. The total number of cases in the region on June 22 and July 7 was 29,011, and 58,880 respectively. The number of deaths increased from 825 to 1,532 in the same period.

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Grocery, chemist products will be allowed online. Home delivery of alcohol is allowed. Essential services and manufacturing units like those of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, food processing, milk products will be allowed. While intercity transport is banned, vehicles coming from outside and going to other cities will be allowed.

(With inputs from PTI)

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