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Thane: 10-day lockdown announced then deferred

The Thane civic and police authorities had decided to put the city under complete lockdown, however, TMC deferred its plan stating that it will confirm the same on Tuesday.

Thane: 10-day lockdown announced then deferred
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With the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Thane civic and the police authorities had decided to put the city under complete lockdown from July 2 for the next 10 days. However, TMC quickly deferred its plan stating that it will confirm the same on Tuesday, after holding a fresh round of talks with all the stakeholders.

To contain the spread of the contagious disease, all shops, except those selling milk and medicines was supposed to be closed during the lockdown. This decision was made in order to impose a lockdown across the city which was taken following a meeting between the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and the police authorities on June 29.

The indecisiveness regarding the decision of the lockdown has left the majority of 22 lakh residents perplexed as to what the situation will be. While some rushed to local markets, others opted for online deliveries for their groceries.

According to sources, the Thane district, adjacent to Mumbai, added 1,561 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total count to 31,850. With the addition of 36 deaths, including 15 in Thane city, the number of fatalities has risen to 1,019 in the district.

Thane city alone has reported 338 new cases. The number of cases in Thane now stands at 8,506, followed by 6,427 in areas under Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. The number of cases in Kalyan Dombivali municipal limits has gone up to 6,113 and in Mira Bhayandar municipal corporation (MBMC) by 124 to 3,175. The cases of coronavirus rose by 119 in Bhiwandi. Thane city so far has reported 311 deaths followed by Navi Mumbai at 207, Kalyan-Dombivali municipal corporation at 113 and MBMC at 142.

However, the recovery percentage in Thane district stood at 47.61 whereas the mortality rate stood at 3.20 per cent. In neighbouring Palghar district, 346 people have tested positive on Monday for COVID-19, taking the total count to 4,590.

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