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Maharashtra cabinet mulls complete shutdown in certain areas

Updated: April 10, 2020 10:37 am
Due to unprecedented rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the state cabinet  has discussed if fruits and vegetables markets can be shut completely for a specific period to strictly implement social distancing. With 1,297 COVID-19 cases so far, Maharashtra leads in the number of coronavirus patients in the country.
Even as a final decision in this regard is yet to be announced, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has initiated a ban on all vegetable and fruit markets, including hawkers and hand cart in some wards. The order says only pharmacies will be allowed to remain open while home delivery of essential services will be made available.

The city recorded 79 new cases, taking the total number of positive coronavirus cases in Mumbai to 775. Nine more positive patients lost their lives today, including a senior citizen from Dharavi, taking the death toll due to the virus in Mumbai to 54. The city has also seen a rapid rise in containment zones, with the number increasing from 147 to 381 in a week’s time. These containment zones include various buildings, housing societies, slum pockets and two private hospitals.

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