Mumbai sees heavy rush outside wine shops; a whopping 510 new COVID-19 cases in city in single day

Updated: May 05, 2020, 10:16 | Saumya Gourisaria
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    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its update said that 43,437 have been tested positive for Coronavirus in the country and the death toll stands at 1,398.

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    In the last 24 hours about 2,500 cases were reported from across the country, taking the tally over the 43,000-mark.

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    Mumbai recorded a whopping 510 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday and another 19 deaths over the past 24 hours. With rise in cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started enhancing the capacity of major hospitals set up for treatment of COVID-19 patients

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    In the third phase of coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, liquor shops, pan and cigarette stalls and a few garment shops opened shutters in several states for the first time since the lockdown came into force in March.

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    As states allowed the sale of liquor outside the containment zones, people thronged to alcohol shops and long queues were seen in green and orange COVID-19 zones across the country.

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    In picture: BMC medicos heading towards Shastri Nagar slum. Earlier this month, 4000 migrants gathered near Bandra station after which there were a few positive patients from Shastri Nagar in Bandra west

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    Hours after liquor stores re-opened across India yesterday, many shops were shut again as huge crowds gathered outside the outlets, flouting social distancing norms.

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    Meanwhile, the number of cases in Mumbai's Dharavi crossed 600 on Monday after 42 new cases were reported in the area

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    Mulund's T ward saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 positive cases since March 2020 on Monday. There were 52 cases reported in 24 hours taking the number to 123. The number of containment zones has reached 33.

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    US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, after the death toll passed his earlier estimates, but said he was confident a vaccine would be developed by the year's end.

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    Monday was a confusing mess on Mumbai streets with ward officers claiming that the BMC did not issue clear orders on the reopening of shops and liquor stores. Many ward officers did not allow any shops to open until orders came from the municipal commissioner and clarification on what shops can remain open on one street.

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    Six officers and six constables posted with the JJ Marg police station in south Mumbai tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Six officers and 48 constables have been quarantined following the development, DCP (Zone I) Sangramsinh Nishandar said.

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    The Mumbai Police on Monday, sent 25 migrant workers from the city to Rajasthan. This was the first bus to transport migrant workers from Mumbai to their village.

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    Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority began work of constructing a 1,000 bedded COVID-19 hospital at MMRDA ground in Bandra Kurla Complex.

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    Meanwhile, the Government of India will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner from May 7.

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    Return will be facilitated by air and ship. A full SOP has been prepared for screening /quarantine to be undertaken by State governments, coordinated by MEA/MOCA.

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    At least 500 MSRTC buses will commence operations in the green zones across Maharashtra which includes Osmanabad, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Wardha, Washim among other places. Nearly 10,000 other buses are kept as stand-by for ferrying migrants across various districts.

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    The Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra has made it mandatory for the migrant workers to furnish a health certificate before securing passes from the police for their travel back to their hometowns.

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    Meanwhile, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that India's COVID-19 mortality rate of 3.2 per cent is the lowest in the world and over 10,000 Coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease so far.

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    An accident occurred between a BEST bus and car during a nationwide lockdown at Thakur Complex, Kandivali in Mumbai. There were no reports of any loss of life in the incident, police said. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.

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Following Maharashtra government's orders on Sunday that standalone retail liquor shops could do business in red, orange and green zones excluding containment areas, a heavy rush was witnessed outside wine shops on Day 41 of the lockdown. Meanwhile as cases went up, the BMC started enhancing the capacity of major hospitals set up for treatment of COVID-19 patients

All pictures: Ashish Raje, Ashish Rane, Pradeep Dhivar, Shadab Khan, Bipin Kokate, Sameer Abedi, Satej Shinde, Suraj Karkera, Sameer Markande