COVID-19: Mumbai's iconic Mohammed Ali Road wears deserted look on Ramzan; Dharavi records new cases

Updated: Apr 28, 2020, 10:35 | Saumya Gourisaria
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    For the first time in its nearly 250-year-old history, Mumbai’s iconic Mohammed Ali Road Street Food Bazaar is poised to wear a deserted look during the month of Ramzan in Mumbai.

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    India reported over1,500 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total case count to over 29,000

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    Maharashtra reported yet another massive spike of 522 new cases as the State's cumulative tally surged to 8,590 Covid-19 positive cases on Monday. As many as 27 deaths were reported from across the State, of which 15 were reported from Mumbai city, while as many as six from Amravati city.

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    Four more deaths were reported from Pune district, while one each from the Aurangabad and Jalgaon districts. As many as 94 persons were discharged today, taking the total discharged in Maharashtra till date to 1,282.

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    COVID-19 has now reached the doorstep of the state government, with four Mantralaya staff members testing positive for it.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video meeting with chief ministers to discuss the way forward for India beyond the May 3 lockdown deadline.  Another extension of a complete lockdown may be out of the cards and virus hotspots will, in all likelihood, remain shut.

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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Rs 50,000-crore liquidity support for MFs following Franklin Templeton’s shock closure of six debt funds that threatened to trigger a chain reaction.

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    Pending CBSE board exams will only be held when the situation is back to normal and the government decides to completely lift the lockdown, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told students and parents during a Twitter interaction on Monday.

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    A third policeman from Mumbai, who was posted as a Head Constable with the Mumbai Traffic Police, succumbed to COVID 19 on Monday. This is the third fatality in the ranks of the Mumbai Police force in the last three days.

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    MHA spokesperson Punya Salila Srivastava during the daily COVID-19 press conference said more than two crore workers have got jobs and about 60 per cent food processing units have become operational.

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    With 190 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total coronavirus cases in Delhi reached 3,108 on Monday with the toll remaining at 54 as no further death was reported.

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    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan noted that 5,913 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far, placing India's recovery rate at 21.9 per cent.

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    PM Modi also said that masks and face covers will become part of lives of people in the days ahead, adding everyone's aim must be to ensure rapid response under the current circumstances.


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    The number of cases in Mumbai's Dharavi area continued to rise with 13 new cases reported on Monday. Majority of the new patients were senior citizens taking the total count in the area to 288. 

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    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Monday informed that the total number of containment zones in Mumbai is now 1036.

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    Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases across the city, the Mumbai Police on Monday took to Twitter to thank Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar for his humble contribution towards the Mumbai Police foundation amid the COVID-19 crisis. 

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    In an unfortunate incident, a thief who was arrested for roberry in Mumbai's Goregaon area and produced in court tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, 24 police personnel who came in direct contact with the accused have been quaratined

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    To keep a tight check on containment zones, the BMC and the police have appointed nodal officers in 24 wards for better implementation of lockdown

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About The Gallery

Mumbai Police lost one more personnel to COVID-19, taking the toll of fatalties in the force to three in the last few days. Four Mantralaya staff members tested positive, Mumbai Mayor said that there has been a significant drop in the number of containment zones in the city

All pics: Pradeep Dhivar, Ashish Rane, Ashish Rane, Sameer Abedi, Shadab Khan, Satej Shinde, Sameer Markande