Coronavirus: Maharashtra approves home delivery of liquor, first passenger train leaves Mumbai

Updated: May 13, 2020, 13:06 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Tuesday, BMC officials said that the tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai inched towards 15,000 with the addition of 426 new infections, while the death toll rose to 556 with 28 more succumbing to the virus

    In picture: Migrant labourers wait for their train at the CSMT railway station to go to Gonda in Uttar Pradesh.

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    The BMC said 613 new suspected coronavirus patients were admitted at various city hospitals. Also, 203 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered people to 3,313, the civic body added.

    In picture: Migrant workers walk along the Eastern Express Highway while leaving the city for their hometowns.

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    Maharashtra's tally zoomed to 24,427 with 1,026 new cases; 53 fresh deaths take the toll to 921, the state health ministry said.

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    The Maharashtra government on Tuesday allowed home delivery of liquor to avoid crowding at shops amid the lockdown enforced due to the pandemic.

    In picture: Passengers wait to be checked by officials outside the Mumbai Central Station.

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    However, a senior official said that the home delivery order, issued by the Home Department, will come into force effect only after guidelines are finalised in the next couple of days.

    In picture: A young boy and two senior citizens walk in to the station to board their train as passenger train services restart amid the lockdown.

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  • The decision comes in the wake of crowding outside liquor outlets when they opened early last week following relaxations in lockdown norms.

    In picture: A passenger tries to board a long distance train as passenger services restart amid the lockdown.

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    But the directive would not apply to Mumbai where the BMC shut the liquor shops after two days of reopening due to massive crowd gatherings. Mumbai civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal confirmed to mid-day that the order would not be applicable in Mumbai municipal limits.

    In picture: A police officer intercepts a couple with a child outside Mumbai Central station.

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    The state government has come up with a unique idea of 'E-Sanjeevani OPD online' to help people get Out Patient Department (OPD) services through their laptops or mobile phones.

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    The government took this decision after several complaints about private clinics not operating their regular OPD due to which patients were badly affected.

    In picture: A team of doctors and healthcare workers checks a woman's temperature at Takiya ward in Kurla (West). 

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    Initially started in selected districts, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has decided to launch the scheme statewide during the lockdown after getting a positive response from over 400 patients.

    In picture: Health officials interact with the residents of Takiya ward in Kurla (West) while conducting a door-door thermal reading and oximeter check-up.

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    The patients can visit the portal and avail e-token. They can then make a video call and a doctor will be available to consult on the medical issues.

    In picture: Migrant workers queue up outside a police station to collect and fill forms to go to their home towns.

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    The OPD clinic will be operational daily from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm except on Sundays. The government will decide on increasing the time limit for the OPDs as per demand.

    In picture: A group of migrant workers is spotted walking along the Eastern Express Highway

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    The state government informed the Bombay High Court that migrants can use ration cards from their home states to procure essentials from ration shops here and those without cards can get meals at food camps and Shiv Bhojan Thali centres.

    In picture: Two migrant labourers walk along the Eastern Express Highway.

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    A special train with 1107 passengers left for Delhi from Mumbai Central station This is the first train to leave Mumbai after the Railways resumed passenger services on Tuesday, the officials said.

    In picture: Migrant workers wait outside a police station to submit their forms to go to their hometowns.

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    Railway personnel made special arrangements for the passengers, including marking squares in and out of the station so that passengers could move forward in an orderly manner.

    In picture: A team of doctors and health workers walk along the Takiya Ward in Kurla West while conducting a door-door thermal reading and oximeter check-up.

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    The railways regulated passengers even before the entry to the station. Passengers were asked if they had downloaded the Aarogya Setu app and most of them answered in the affirmative, the officials said.

    In picture: A migrant worker walk along the rail track amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

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    Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force personnel kept tight vigil at Mumbai Central station and the passengers were allowed to board the train maintaining social distance.

    In picture: Health officials from the BMC check a woman outside her residence while conducting a door-door thermal reading and oximeter check-up.

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    According to the police, three persons were arrested for allegedly forging e-passes used for traveling from Panvel to Jalna during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    In picture: Passengers try to board a long-distance train as passenger train services restart amid the lockdown.

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    The police were probing the authenticity of some e-passes that were issued to the needy and on verifying with the District Collectorate, they found that the documents were fake. they seized four fake passes and cellphones worth Rs 32,000 from the accused.

    In picture: A migrant worker shys away from the camera while walking along the Eastern Express Highway while leaving the city for his hometown.

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    An offence under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and the Information Technology Act has been registered, the police said.

    In picture: Locals give away bottles of water to migrants walking along the Eastern Express Highway while leaving the city for their hometowns.

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The Maharashtra government on Tuesday allowed licensed vendors to home deliver alcoholic beverages, but the directive would not apply to Mumbai. The government has come up with a unique idea of 'E-Sanjeevani OPD online' to help people avail Out Patient Department (OPD) services through their laptops or mobile phones.

(Pictures/Suresh KK, Pradeep Dhivar, Bipin Kokate, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Atul Kamble, Sameer Markhande-mid-day photographers)