Coronavirus Updates: Siddhivinayak Temple Trust distributes food and water to police personnel

Coronavirus Updates: Siddhivinayak Temple Trust distributes food and water to police personnel

On Wednesday, the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust distributed food and bottled water to the Mumbai Police and Traffic Police officers that were on duty. With a lockdown in place amid the coronavirus outbreak, the people have been directed to stay in their homes. However, despite the nCOVID-19 scare, the people working in essential services such as the police officers are compelled to leave their homes to ensure that the citizens don't face any hassles. 

Coming to their rescue, the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust has ensured that the officers receive ample food and water while being on the front line in the battle against coronavirus. Notably, the Marathi-speaking community celebrated their new year, Gudi Padwa yesterday at their homes.

However, the police officers were away from home on the streets on Mumbai ensuring people in the city remain safe. The trust, therefore, celebrated Gudi Padwa by distributing food and bottled water to the officers on lockdown duty. The Siddhivinayak Temple has been closed for the public since March 16 after there was a spike in coronavirus cases. 

The virus has claimed 21,306 lives worldwide after it originated in China's Wuhan. In India, as per Health ministry, forty-two fresh coronavirus cases and four deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases stands at 649. Maharashtra with 127 cases and four deaths in the worst impacted state in India. The number of cases in Mumbai has reached 54 and with the number rising gradually, it seems that the state might enter stage-3 which is community transmission.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra State government has launched a helpline service to assist the civic hospitals. The BMC said that if one develops pneumonia-like symptoms, they can contact on 022-47085085 and get a consultation from a doctor. This move said to make decision-making easy for citizens, as they can get the right advice about COVID-19 from the experts 

Officials have advised that one can use the number if they have a dry cough, fever, cold and other symptoms, and they shall get assistance from the helpline between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. 

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