Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra soar to 210, 25 cured and 5 dead

  • Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in India with 180 active cases.
  • The Maharashtra official confirmed 5 deaths in the state because of Coronavirus.
  • The government has written to the army to render assistance for any medical emergency, if required.
The number of coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra increased to 210 after more than 40 cases were registered in the past 24 hours in the state.

The worried Maha government wrote to the army to be prepared for 'medical assistance' if required, officials said on Friday.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar announced that the government has written to the army to render assistance for any medical emergency, if required.

The Minister added that so far 25 persons have been discharged from various hospitals in Mumbai, Pune and other places, after being fully recovered.

S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases (Indian National)Total Confirmed cases ( Foreign National )Cured/Discharged/MigratedDeath

Maha's strategy to fight with Coronavirus

"There are many more cases on way to recovery proving that the disease is curable. We have also tested over 4,200 persons. The strategy is three 'Ts' - Tracing, Testing and Treatment' of the patients," Tope said.

"From the new COVID-19 suspects or cases, we are concentrating on those with social contact like families, neighbours, relatives, friends, etc. This emphasizes the need to maintain asocial distancing' and people must strictly follow it, even when they go out to buy essentials or ration shops," Tope urged.

Maha well-stocked, Thackeray assures people on lockdown

Amid panic reactions in Maharashtra as the 2-day-long national lockdown began, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray assured the people of the state that the state had sufficient foodstocks.

Food & Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said later that the state had enough buffer stock of foodgrains for the next six months.

In an address over social media, Thackeray said: "We have sufficient stocks of all essentials like vegetables, rice, grain and other items of daily use, and all shops selling these are also open."

Mumbai police seizes face masks valued at Rs 1 crore.

Mumbai police seized 200 boxes of face masks valued at Rs 1 crore. The police also registered FIR against five persons, according to PTI.

BMC says ‘work-from-home’ could be made mandatory

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation chief Praveen Pardeshi on Monday issued a veiled warning to all companies to initiate ‘work-from-home’ wherever possible.

“We highly advise companies to initiate work-from-home policies. If necessary, we will make this mandatory in the days to come,” Pardeshi said.

This can help decongest the suburban trains, metro networks, public buses and other forms of transport systems especially in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, the three cities where a maximum number of COVID-19 cases have been detected, he added.

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