Coronavirus outbreak in Mumbai: On Day 15 of lockdown, BMC makes wearing of face masks compulsory

Updated: Apr 09, 2020, 13:10 | Sunny Rodricks
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    Day 15 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown began with Maharashtra crossing the 1,000 figure mark. Mumbai became one of the worst affected cities in the country with over 700 positive cases of coronavirus.

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    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday urged people to wear face mask and maintain social distance amid the lockdown in the state. He also appealed to retired healthcare workers including Army health services personnel, retired nurses, ward boys, trained personnel and medical staff to come forward and volunteer in order to help the state government fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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    CM Thackeray also said that the the state government is providing 15 lakh meals per day for all migrants who have been stranded in different parts of Maharashtra. The Maha Vikas Aghadi leader thanked the people for their support and also apologised to the citizens of Maharashtra for the lockdown

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    In photo: HP gas employees provide essential service for Tata Power house residents at Magathane in Borivli amid lockdown.

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    A few hours after Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's address to the state, the country's richest civic body, the BMC, made face masks compulsory in Mumbai. In its order, BMC chief Praveel Pardeshi said that any person moving around in public places like streets, hospitals, offices, markets, etc, for whatever reasons must wear a face mask. If found without face mask, people will be arrested under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for flouting its order.

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    After a tigress in New York tested positive for COVID-19, authorities looking after wild animals in India wrote letters to Chief Wildlife Warden of all states instructing them to be on the 'highest alert' regarding zoos. The letter also urges keepers/ handlers to use safety gear in animals' vicinity.

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    In photo: A devotee offers prayers outside a temple on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Dadar.

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    On Wednesday, Asia's biggest slum Dharavi reported two more positive cases after two men tested positive at Mukund slum and Dhanwada Chawl in Dharavi, thereby taking the area's tally to 9. After his visit to Dharavi, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope instructed the police to enforce the curfew strictly in the area.

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    BMC officials issued letters to shopkeepers on Bandra's Bazaar Road to keep their shops open on odd/even dates in order to avoid overcrowding and help to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The move came after positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the crowded pockets of the city. Bandra's H West ward which comprises Bandra West, Khar and Santacruz West has so far registered 16 positive cases.

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    In photo: BMC workers head to their place of duty to sanitise several pockets of the city.

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    After Worli Koliwada and Dharavi, another slum in Bandra reported a positive case of coronavirus after a symptomatic patient was reported in Bandra East's Behrampada, which is a large slum pocket on the East side of Bandra railway station. 

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    A total of 3,170 cases have been registered between March 20 and April 7 for violating prohibitory orders placed to control the spread of coronavirus, said the Mumbai Police. They also informed that 2,475 persons were arrested, and were later given bail by competent authorities while 506 people were let out after they served their notice and 189 people are still wanted for various violations.

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    In photo: A homeless family engage in a game on footpath at Five gardens near Dadar's Paris colony amid lockdown in the city.

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    A total of eight positive cases of COVID-19 were reported from Maharashtra's Yavatmal district on Wednesday. MD Singh, District Collector, Yavatmal said that all the patients have been admitted in the isolation ward of Government Medical College and Hospital.

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    By the end of Day 15 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, Maharashtra reported a total of 117 positive cases of coronavirus and 8 deaths on Wednesday. The death toll in the state has risen to 72. with the total number of positive cases in the state standing at 1135, Health Department, Maharashtra stated in a release.

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    In photo: Mumbai police officials confiscate the bicycle of a man who was roaming freely in the city amid lockdown.

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    Meanwhile, twelve people from Navi Mumbai township were arrested on Wednesday for going out on morning walk in violation of the lockdown guidelines, police said

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    Odisha reported its first death due to the novel coronavirus after a 72-year-old man passed away at the AIIMS hospital in Odisha. 

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    Four new coronavirus cases were detected in Gujarat on Wednesday, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 179, a health official said. Two of the new cases were reported from Bhavnagar and one each was reported from Surat and Vadodara, Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters. Of the total 179 cases, 83 have been reported from Ahmedabad alone.

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    In photo: A devotee sits outside a temple in Marine Lines on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti amid lockdown.

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    A new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that a COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days if preventive measures such as lockdown and social distancing are not implemented. Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health said that the possibility of the infection can be reduced to an average of just two-and-a-half persons per patient in the same period.

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    While addressing leaders of various parties in the Parliament, PM Narendra Modi said that the kind of response and suggestions he has received, it does not indicate that the lockdown should be lifted. PM Modi would meet Chief Ministers of all the states and Union Territories on April 11, through video conference, where a final decision on the issue will be taken.

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    In photo: Mumbai police officials close the Hanging garden road for all vehicular movements at Walkeshwar in South Mumbai.

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On Day 15 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, India witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases as Maharashtra crossed the 1,000 mark with Mumbai reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the state urged retired Army health services personnel to join the fight against coronavirus while the BMC made face masks compulsory for all Mumbai citizens who planned to step out of their homes