Coronavirus: No rent collection for 3 months, says Maha gov to landlords as cases rise in Mumbai

Updated: Apr 18, 2020, 13:24 | Sherlin Rajan
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    The number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai rose to 2,120 on the third day of the extended lockdown with 77 more persons testing coronavirus positive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

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    The civic body said in a statement that the death toll in the city due to the pandemic
    reached 121, as five more persons succumbed to the deadly virus

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    According to the BMC, 37 patients have so far recovered and discharged from the hospital, which took the number of cured persons in the city to 239.

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    The civic body also added in the statement that 201 persons have been admitted to the hospitals for possible exposure to coronavirus. 

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    An official from the BMC said that the number of coronavirus cases in Dharavi slum area reached 101 on Friday with 15 new patients being detected

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    A total of 10 coronavirus patients from this densely populated area have died so far, including a 62-year-old man who succumbed to the illness on Friday.

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    Three new cases each were found in Matunga labour camp, Muslim Nagarand Indira Nagar, two at Social Nagar and one each at Dr Baliga Nagar,Laxmi Chawl, Janata society and Sarvoday Society on Friday, said the BMC official.

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    Maharashtra Congress president and state Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Friday hinted that the gathering of migrant workers near Bandra station on April 14 may have been a political conspiracy.

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    Thorat said in a press conference soon after the gathering, Twitter hashtags like "UddhavResign" and "President's Rule Imposition" were trending, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also called up the state chief minister.

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    In reply to another query, Thorat said Governor BS Koshyari should appoint CM Uddhav Thackeray to the Legislative Council at the earliest as it was a matter of political
    stability in the state

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    Meanwhile, to reduce the crowd at grocery shops and chemists, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation has come up with a home delivery mobile app. The residents can order groceries from nearby shops and get it home delivered.

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    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Friday said that till now about 51,000 samples have been tested for coronavirus in the state.

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    The Maharashtra housing department has asked landlords to postpone rent recovery from
    tenants for at least three months due to the lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak

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    In a circular issued on Friday, Additional Chief Secretary (Housing Department) Sanjay Kumar also asked landlords not to drive tenants out of their homes if they fail to pay rents during the current period.

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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday announced a reduction in reverse repo rate by 25 basis points from 4 per cent to 3.75 per cent to facilitate bank credit flows amid the coronavirus crisis and subsequent countrywide lockdown which has brought economic activity to a virtual halt.

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On the third day of the Coronavirus lockdown 2.0, the number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai surged to 2,120 with 77 more persons testing positive for Coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharshtra government instructed all landlords to defer rent collection by three months (Pictures/Atul Kamble, Ashish Raje, Bipin Kokate, Satej Shinde, Sayyed Sameer Abedi- mid-day photographers)