Lockdown: Armed forces thank healthcare workers; liquor shops to reopen in Mumbai with conditions

Updated: May 04, 2020, 14:03 | Saumya Gourisaria
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    With 2,553 new cases and 72 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 42,533 on Monday morning, the Union Health Ministry said.

    1/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    in Mumbai, over the past six days, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has recorded a total of 124 COVID-19 deaths, almost double of the toll recorded between April 22 and April 27 (59), making it one of the major causes of concern for the city. With four BMC workers succumbing to the viral infection in the last two days, 21 deaths were reported just on Sunday.

    2/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    Maharashtra has been sending off migrant labourers through special trains running from Nasik and Bhiwandi. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has requested the Central government not to charge fares from migrant labourers returning home in trains.

    3/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    "It is very difficult for them to have money to buy train ticket. There are cases where some organisations are paying for the tickets. These labourers will have some sigh of relief if their ticket price is waived off," he said.

    4/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    The first bus with migrant workers left Mumbai for Rajasthan Sunday. The bus, which started around 10.30pm from Dharavi police station, had the capacity to accommodate 40 passengers, but keeping social distancing in mind, only 20 migrant workers were allowed to travel.

    5/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with the total number of cases rising to 12,974 and 548 deaths, though 2,115 people have recovered from the deadly virus.

    6/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    Gujarat has reported 5,428 cases so far followed by Delhi with 4,549 cases, according to the Health Ministry data

    7/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    The other states which have seen a sharp rise in cases are Madhya Pradesh (2,846), Rajasthan (2,886), Tamil Nadu (3,023) and Uttar Pradesh (2,645).

    8/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    Dharavi breached its Saturday record of highest single-day increase in cases on Sunday with 94 new cases. Total cases now stand at 590. Besides, the area also reported two deaths, totalling 20 deaths so far.

    9/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    In picture: A bus to transport migrant workers stands neat CST station in South Mumbai

    10/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    In picture: A goods truck arrives at police check post shelter at Samta Nagar police station in Kandivli amid nationwide lockdown.

    11/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    The Maharashtra government has allowed stand-alone liquor shops to reopen in Mumbai and its metropolitan areas from today. Alcohol retail shops will be open from 10 am to 6 pm. Only sealed (bottled) liquor is allowed to be sold.

    12/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    In order to free up beds for the patients who are seriously ill, the BMC has decided to discharge patients after one COVID negative test. Initially, the mandate was to seek two COVID negative tests within 24 hours.

    13/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    In lockdown 3.0, movement of individuals for non-essential activities in all zones, barring containment areas, is allowed but strictly between 7 am and 7 pm. The extended lockdown is slated to last till May 17.

    14/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    "Efforts of states should be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter into green zones," Modi said at the fourth such interaction with chief ministers over the pandemic.

    15/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    Helicopters and fighter planes flew over the empty but picturesque Marine Drive and other parts of Mumbai as the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force paid tributes to the doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police and other Corona warriors.

    16/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers showered flower petals over hospitals treating coronavirus positive patients in Delhi, among locations across the country in order to express gratitude and appreciation to the COVID-19 warriors in the country.

    17/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    As the ongoing battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues, several people and departments around the world are coming up with creative ways to express gratitude and honour the healthcare workers, who are working round the clock to curb coronavirus

    18/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    Masked health workers greet and wave at helicopters that showered flower petals on them. The Armed forces thanked the health workers for relentlessly carrying out their fight against COVID-19

    19/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    In keeping with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat’s Friday announcement, jets like Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29 and Jaguar conducted fly-pasts in Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Patna, Lucknow, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram.

    20/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    The Indian Navy also deployed its choppers to shower flower petals on coastal states and its ships were seen displaying thank you messages saluting the "COVID warriors."

    21/22
  • Coronavirus Maharashtra lockdown Day 40

    The Army’s military bands also performed outside leading hospitals dedicated to Covid-19 treatment.

    22/22
  • loading...

About The Gallery

The number of positive cases is on the rise as the country completes 40-day lockdown. Maharashtra government gives permission for standalone liquor shops to open from May 4 in Mumbai, Pune but conditions apply

All images: Satej Shinde, Ashish Raje, Atul Kamble, Bipin Kokate, Shadab Khan, Pradeep Dhivar