Coronavirus Outbreak: Cops deployed at CM Uddhav Thackeray's residence to be tested for COVID-19

Updated: Apr 08, 2020, 13:19 | Sunny Rodricks
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    Day 14 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown began with hundreds of Mumbaikars thronging to various ATMs across the city after they received an SMS alert of Rs 500 being credited into their accounts under the Pradhanmantri Jandhan Yojana. Not only did it create utter chaos but also defied lockdown rules across the city.

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    On Tuesday, a civic official said that teams of health officials screened around 15 lakh people and were able to identify 665 contacts who were tested. Of them 130 had tested positive. While Health officials also said that 78 per cent of the patients who died had other serious ailments, 60 percent of them were senior citizens. More than 70 percent of the deaths due to coronavirus were male patients.

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    Mumbai police and city's civic officials are in constant communication with Islamic leaders and are urging them to ask the community members to stay home instead of visiting graveyards during Shab-e-Barat, which is observed on April 8 and 9. Every year, the community members visit burial grounds to pray for their ancestors. Similarly, the officials have asked Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar' followers to stay indoors on his birth anniversary on April 14.

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    Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday said that police personnel deployed at Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's private residence 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra will be tested for coronavirus infection, a day after owner of a tea stall near the bungalow tested positive

    In photo: Members of an NGO distribute food packets to women and children at Kamathipura in South Mumbai

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    A positive case of COVID-19 put 128 kidney dialysis patients in jeopardy as authorities shut down Jogeshwari's Millat Nursing Home on April 5. The shutting of the hospital left dialysis patients and their relatives  running pillar to post to look for alternatives while they were also asked to get tested for coronavirus infection.

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    Day 14 of the lockdown saw two more persons testing positive for the novel coronavirus from Mumbai's Dharavi area, taking the tally in the area to 7, including 1 death. The two COVID-19 patients have been identified as father and brother of the second coronavirus positive case in Dharavi. In order to combat the spread of coronavirus, the civic officials have sealed Dr Baliga Nagar area of Dharavi as contact tracing of the new cases are underway.

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    Mumbai police registered an FIR against 150 persons for hiding information, while attending a programme of the Tabligi Jamaat in Delhi. The offence has been registered under sections 188, 269 and 270 of the Azad Maidan police station. A Fire Department deputy fire officer filed a complaint on behalf of BMC and accordingly, a case was filed for concealing information.

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    In photo: People queue up to collect food packets distributed by an NGO in Mumbai Central amid the lockdown.

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    Uber on Monday morning announced a partnership with Flipkart, one of India's leading e-commerce platforms, to provide people across Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi access to everyday essentials, amidst the ongoing national lockdown.

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    Raman R. Gangakhedkar, Head Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that the identification of hotspots will be a crucial step in determining the lifting of the 21-day nationwide lockdown at the national and regional level. He also said that in order to break the chain of transmission, it is important that people stay at home and maintain physical distance among other measures.

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    Mumbai's G south ward has topped the tally of the number of positive coronavirus cases as it recorded the highest number of cases at 68. The G south ward is home to Mumbai's Mayor Kishori Pednekar while Environment and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray is the local MLA. While the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise, the buildings in Worli BDD chawl, Delisle road, Prabhadevi station road and Aadarsh Nagar have been sealed by the local authorities.

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    In photo: A traffic police constable wears an unsual face mask during the police lockade at Nagpada junction in South Mumbai.

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    Harry Potter Series Author JK Rowling and Bollywood actor Purab Kohli revealed that they suffered from COVID-19 symptoms. While Rowling, who suffered fall the COVID-19 symptoms for two weeks has completely recovered now, actor Purab Kohli said that he had flu and given the symptoms, his GP said that he was down with novel coronavirus.

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    The police and government are trying almost every trick in the book to get residents to stay indoors during the 21-day national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
    In Picture: A person asked to hold his ears and do sit-ups by cops for stepping out during the lockdown

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    In photo: Women carry daily essentials on head as they walk towards Byculla junction amid lockdown.

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    Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, on Monday donated Rs 35 lakh towards PM CARES Fund and Rs 24 lakh to Maharashtra CM' Relief Fund in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Besides Gavaskasr, cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara also announced a donation to the PM-Cares Fund but did not disclose the amount.

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    By the end of Day 14 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, the total number of COVID-19 cases across the country climbed to 4,789, with 124 deaths across the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, nearly 508 COVID-19 positive cases and 13 deaths were been reported in the last 24 hours from across the country.

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    In photo: A daily wage labourer carries essential goods on his back as he deliver the goods to a shop amid total lockdown.

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    The Pune police imposed restrictions in several areas of Pune in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. A police official said that all shops related to essential services (excluding Medical shops and hospitals) in Kondhwa, Swargate, Khadak and Faraskhana areas will remain open only between 10 am to 12 pm (for 2 hours only) in the morning.

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    Day 14 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in Maharashtra saw the state reporting 150 new cases of COVID-19 as the state tally crossed 1,000 cases. According to o Maharashtra's Health Department, over 100 people tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai and five died to the deadly virus on Tuesday.

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    In photo: Mumbai witnessed full moon on Day 14 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown across the country.

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On Day 14 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in Mumbai, more than 100 cases were reported in the city, the highest jump recorded so far. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that all the police personnel, who were deployed at Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree' in Bandra will be tested for the novel coronavirus infection.

All photos: Mid-day photo team