Coronavirus Outbreak: Admins responsible for content in Whatsapp chat groups says Mumbai Police

Updated: Apr 11, 2020, 08:33 | Sherlin Rajan
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    With 21 persons testing positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, mostly from Pune
    and Mumbai, the number of COVID-19 patients went up to 1,385, highest in the country on Friday, the state health department said on Day 17 of the lockdown.

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    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said five new coronavirus positive patients were found in the slum pocket of Dharavi. With this, the tally of COVID-19 in the area reached 22, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 

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    The highest number of cases in Dharavi were reported from Dr Balia Nagar, with the tally at five, including one death. Two of five persons associated with Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat have detected positive for COVID-19, the police said.

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    Panvel recorded its first Coronavirus death as a 33-year-old  man succumbed to the illness on Friday morning. The patient, who was tested positive for coronavirus and dengue, was shifted to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) Hospital in Vashi a couple of days ago.  

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    With 896 COVID-19 cases reported in the country in the last 24 hours, India's total number of coronavirus positive cases rose to 6,761 on Friday.

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    Out of all these cases, 6039 are active cases, 516 have either been cured, discharged or migrated, and 206 deaths have been reported so far.

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    The Mumbai Police issued orders on Friday saying that "admins" on messaging and social media platforms such as Whatsapp will be held responsible for any incorrect, derogatory and discriminatory information related to Covid-19 being disseminated from a group administered by them.

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    A case was registered against Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan, accused in Yes Bank
    and DHFL fraud cases, including their family members, for travelling to their farmhouse in Mahabaleshwar in violation of prohibitory orders during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown

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    In a video statement, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that action will be taken against the Wadhawans under sections 188, 269, 270, 34 of the IPC, section 51(b) of the Disaster Management Act and section 11 of the COVID-19 regulations.

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    An inquiry has been ordered against IPS officer Amitabh Gupta, who allegedly gave permission letter to the Wadhawan family to travel from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar. 

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    Gupta has been sent on compulsory leave with immediate effect till the pending of inquiry. Shrikant Singh will take charge as the new Principal Secretary, Special, in place of Amitabh Gupta.

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    The police in Maharashtra have registered 34,010 First Information Reports (FIRs) so far for
    violation of coronavirus lockdown across the state, an official release said on Friday. As much as 1,930 offences were registered in Mumbai.

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    Mass gatherings at churches across the country were suspended on the occasion of Good Friday, amid the nationwide lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the pandemic.

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    Greater Mumbai Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) Pranaya Ashok issued the order vide the powers conferred under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1973. The order also prohibited the dissemination of information that is derogatory and discriminatory towards a particular community or causing panic and confusion among the general public.

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    Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik on Friday urged the Maharashtra government to double the salaries of the medical staff, who have been providing treatment to COVID-19 patients. Risking their own lives, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are selflessly carrying out their work of treating the coronavirus patients. Their work needs to be appreciated and hence their salaries should be doubled, he said in the letter addressed to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

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On Day 17 of the lockdown, the Maharashtra government on Friday sent senior IPS officer Amitabh Gupta on compulsory leave and initiated a probe against him for allegedly helping scam accused Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan and 21 others to travel to a hill station amid lockdown. Also 22 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the state on Friday. (Picture/ Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Rane, Bipin Kokate, Satej Shinde, Sameer Markande- mid-day photographers)