Coronavirus Lockdown: BMC chief visits Dharavi; 722 new cases reported in Mumbai

Updated: May 10, 2020, 10:40 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Saturday, Maharashtra's count for COVID-19 cases crossed 20,000 cases and Mumbai had 722 new cases. 

    In picture: Police officers confront migrant workers who were trying to escape a checkpoint while leaving Mumbai for their home towns amid the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Maharashtra's death toll rose higher with 48 deaths, and 27 of them occurred in Mumbai.

    In picture: BMC staff at Sardar Nagar in Sion where fresh cases have been reported.

  • With 3277 new cases and 128 new fatalities, the total case count of novel Coronavirus went up to 62,939 and total deaths went past the 2000 mark in the country, the health ministry said on Sunday. .

    In picture: A man walks past a closed food truck at Thakur Village in Kandivali.

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    Maharashtra health officials said that while Mumbai has 12,864 COVID-19 cases, an additional 178 cases have been reported, but are yet to be added to the tally.The ministry said that 17847 people have so far recovered from the infection.

    In picture: A family of a migrant worker walk along the Eastern Express Highway to their home town in Madhya Pradesh.

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    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has put additional commissioners in charge of seven zones in the city, in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus in a more effective manner.

    In picture: Newly-appointed BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal along with other officials interact with a patient at BYL Nair Hospital. 

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    As per the order, seven additional commissioners will work towards improving the double rate of positive cases from 10 days to 20 days by May 17.

    In picture: A puller truck carries a pillar which is to be attached on the under-construction Metro line near the Saidham temple at the Western Express Highway in Kandivali.

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    These officials will be responsible for mapping positive cases, contact tracing, strict enforcement of norms in containment zones, door-to-door surveillance, identifying senior citizens with comorbid conditions, and fever clinics, the circular dated May 7 said.

    In picture: A man rides a bicycle on the Western Express Highway near Thakur Complex in Kandivali.

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    Meanwhile in Mumbai, 25 new cases were reported from Dharavi which included one death. Five of the cases were from Mukund Nagar, the slum pocket with the highest concentration of cases.

    In picture: Newly-appointed BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal takes stock of the situation in a slum in Dharavi.

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    Dharavi alone now has 833 positive cases. Five other cases were reported from Mahim, 18 in Dadar, including eight cases from Kasarwadi. 

    In picture: Officers of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) at a slum in Dharavi. 

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     According to the police, Over one lakh cases of lockdown violations were registered and over 19,000 persons were arrested ever since prohibitory orders were enforced in Maharashtra in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In picture: Newly-appointed BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal interacts with officials in a slum in Dharavi.

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    At least 1.02 lakh cases were registered under section 188 (disobeying an order passed by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, an official said.

    In picture: People wait for getting tested at the NSCI Dome in Worli .

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    As many as 714 personnel, including 81 officers, of Maharashtra police contracted COVID-19, and of these 61 had recovered from the infection, he said.

    In picture: An under-construction quarantine facility by the BMC at the parking lot of the NSCI Dome in Worli.

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    As many as 714 personnel, including 81 officers, of Maharashtra police contracted COVID-19, and of these 61 had recovered from the infection, he said, adding that maximum number of coronavirus cases reported in the police department were from Mumbai.

    In picture: A man feeds cats outside a school in Kurla

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    According to the police, at least 194 cases of attacks on policemen were reported in various parts of the state, while 680 persons were arrested in these incidents and 73 policemen and a home guard were injured in these attacks.

    In picture: A man rides a scooter on an empty road carrying bags of snacks meant for sale

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    Nearly 32 cases of attacks on health workers were reported in the state till Saturday, the police said.

    In picture: People maintain social distance at a medical store

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    The police have registered 1,289 offences of illegal transport and seized 54,611 vehicles during the lockdown.

    In picture: People buy essential groceries amid the lockdown

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    The police have also collected fines to the tune of over Rs 3.76 crore for various offences in this period.

    In picture: Boys jump off a boat on to beat the scorching heat.

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    NCP chief Sharad Pawar has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk to chief ministers of those states who are not allowing migrant workers to come back home.

    In picture: The Lions Juhu Children's Municipal Park, known for its airplane model installation, bears a deserted look.

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    Pawar spoke over phone to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the issue of repatriation of migrant workers to their home states
    during the coronavirus-induced lockdown period.

    In picture: An empty Juhu Beach on a hot Saturday afternoon.

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    The NCP chief said Thackeray has assured him of making arrangements for the transportation of workers desirous of returning to their home states. On his part, Goyal also assured of making arrangements for the journeys of the workers by trains, he added.

    In picture: Police officers intercept migrant workers walking along the Eastern Express Highway at the Mulund toll plaza.

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Newly appointed BMC chief visits Nair Hospital, which is a designated facility for COVID-19 patients, and Dharavi which has the highest concentration of positive cases in the city. In a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus in a more effective manner, BMC has put additional commissioners in charge of seven zones in the city.

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