Coronavirus Outbreak: Tea vendor near Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's residence tests positive

Updated: Apr 07, 2020, 09:11 | Sherlin Rajan
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    The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 111 and the number of infections climbed to 4,281 in the country on Monday registering a record jump of 704 cases in 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry data.

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    The active COVID-19 cases stood at 3,851, while 318 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated.

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    According to the ministry, Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 45, followed by Gujarat (12), Madhya Pradesh (9), Telangana (7), Delhi (7), Punjab (6) and Tamil Nadu (5).

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    The highest number of confirmed cases are from Maharashtra (748), followed by Tamil Nadu at 571 and Delhi with 523 cases.

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    A total of 100 FIRs have been registered by the Maharashtra Police against people who have allegedly spread fake and unverified news on Twitter, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Monday.

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    With 120 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra on Monday mounted to 868, a health official said.

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    Out of the 120 people, 68 have tested positive from Mumbai city alone and 41 from Pune. The remaining cases include two each from Vasai-Virar area, Satara and Ahmednagar, three from Aurangabad and one each from Jalna and Nashik.

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    Cyber wing of the Maharashtra Police has registered more than 100 cases pertaining to the
    circulation of fake news and rumours on social media during the ongoing lockdown in view of the coronavirus outbreak, a senior officer said on Monday.

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    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday asked attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin in Delhi last month to cooperate with authorities to ensure the spread of novel coronavirus can be stopped.

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    Tope also asked people to not circulate fake news in this connnection that would portray a community in a negative manner. 

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    The event, which had more than 9,000 participants, including from several foreign countries, is now being seen as a prime catalyst of the virus spread across states as many attendees have tested positive.

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    Three doctors and 26 nurses as well as paramedical staff tested positive for novel
    coronavirus in Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central and the facility has been sealed off to prevent spread of infection, BMC health officials said.

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    No one is allowed to enter or exit the private hospital, a civic official said, adding that a probe had been ordered to find out how so many people got infected at the facility.

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    A vendor who sells tea near 'Matoshree', the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray in suburban Bandra, has been found positive for novel coronavirus infection, a civic body official said.

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    As a precautionary measure, the BMC has sprayed disinfectants in the area with the contact tracking underway.

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About The Gallery

A vendor who sells tea near 'Matoshree', the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in suburban Bandra, has been found positive for novel coronavirus infection, a civic body official said on Day 13 of the nationwide lockdown.

(Pictures by Satej Shinde, Shadab Khan, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Rane, Pradeep Dhivar-mid-day photographers)