COVID-19: Army not required in Mumbai, says CM Thackeray; APMC to shut for a week

Updated: May 09, 2020, 09:50 | Sherlin Rajan
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    On Friday, 748 new COVID-19 cases were reported today in Mumbai, taking the total number of cases in the city to over 12,000

    In picture: Nirlon Knowledge Park in Goregaon bears a deserted look amid the coronavirus lockdown on Friday.

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    According to a press release by the BMC, 2,589 persons have recovered and discharged so far in Mumbai while 462 persons have died due to the coronavirus infection.

    In picture: A special train run by the Western railways that ply essential service employees halts at Ram Mandir station.

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    With 1,089 confirmed infections on Friday, the total cases of the COVID-19 has increased to 19,063 in Maharashtra, including 12,142 in Mumbai alone.

    In picture: Migrant workers wait at a platform of Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board the special train to Gorakhpur.


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    The state also reported the death of 37 patients, taking the death toll to 731, the state health department said.

    In picture: Man rides a bicycle carrying empty oil cans at Dharavi.

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    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday that the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India is nearing the 60,000 mark. 16,540 persons have recovered or migrated.

    In picture: Cats enjoy the shade of a tree on a hot and humid afternoon in Mumbai's Kurla area.

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    There are 37,916 active cases of COVID-19 in the country at present. 1,886 people have lost their lives due to the infection in the country so far.

    In picture: A woman looks out of the window of a BEST bus plying migrant workers to Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Station to board a special train to Gorakhpur.

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    AMID allegations of mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) commissioner Pravin Pardeshi was replaced by Iqbal Singh Chahal, who was the additional chief secretary (urban development).

    In picture: A man on his morning walk in Thakur Village in Kandivli.

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    Pravin Pardeshi has now been posted in the Urban Development Department in Chahal's place, said the order issued by the General Administration Department.

    In picture: A man delivering milk rides a bicycle on the streets of Thakur Village in Kandivli

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    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray refuted speculation about the Army being called in Mumbai which has become a major coronavirus hotspot, while addressing the state through a webcast.

    In picture: A BMC worker sweeps the road at Thakur Village, Kandivli

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    Asking people not to believe rumours, the chief minister said the government might ask for additional manpowerfrom the Centre, if needed, to enable the police personnel to take rest in a phased manner.

    In picture: A security guard sits outside the Hub Mall in Goregaon.

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    Maharashtra chief minister also said that whether the lockdown will be extended or not after May 17 will depend on how far people maintain discipline and follow rules.

    In picture: Local hand bottles of water to migrant workers on the Eastern Express Highway as they leave the city for their hometowns

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    Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant said only final year students of graduate and post- graduate courses will appear for final semester examinations this year while the first and second year students will be promoted to the next class.

    In picture: A man wears gloves as a precautionary measure to fight Coronavirus in Dadar

  • Samant said the decision was taken after discussions with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray.

    In picture: A woman protects herself and her child from the scorching sun in Byculla.

  • Samant said 50 per cent of the grades will depend on the internal assessment and the remaining half will be based on his/her performance in the previous semester. In case any student is unhappy with the grades given, he can opt to appear for an examination and a decision in this connection can be taken at the university-level.

    In picture: Two men examine shards of broken glass outside a shop in Dadar TT.

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    Meanwhile, as Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the city, the civic body has decided to appoint an IAS officer for each of the city's seven zones. The officers have to improve the doubling rate of positive cases from the current 10 days to 20 days by May 17.

    In picture: Migrant workers waiting to board special train display their tickets at the Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

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    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday cancelled its order issued 10 days back and came out with a revised one, in which it mandated only 75 per cent of its staff to attend office instead of 100 per cent to maintain social distancing.

    In picture: Vehicles ply on the Dadar TT bridge

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    The fresh circular states that social distancing was lacking as almost 100 per cent staff and officers had started attending offices.

    In picture: Dark clouds over the Mumbai skyline.

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    Meanwhile, the total number of cases in Dharavi has crossed 800 and five patients who had died earlier were on Friday confirmed to have the virus.

    In picture: Migrant workers spotted near Mulund toll as they walk along the Eastern Express Highway to reach their hometown in Madhya Pradesh

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    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has increased the capacity of Corona Care Centres (CCC) for positive asymptomatic people double fold, with the help of schools, college buildings and pandals on open plots

    In picture: Locals hand packets of biscuits to the migrant workers on their way to their hometowns

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    A day after former Navi Mumbai mayor Jayawant Sutar threatened to take the matter of increasing COVID-19 cases at Agricultural Produce Market Committee market in Vashi to the higher-ups, officials at a high-level meeting unanimously decided to shut it from May 11 to May 17.

    In picture: Dark clouds over the Marine Drive

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Amid the growing number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Government transferred Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) commissioner Pravin Pardeshi on Friday. Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said the state administration may seek additional manpower from the Centre if required mainly for the police force so that they get some respite.

(Picture/Satej Shinde, Pradeep Dhiwar, Sameer Markande, Ashish Rane, Sayyed Sameer Abedi-mid-day photographers)