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Shiv Sena corporator succumbs to COVID-19

Harishchandra Amgaonkar, Shiv Sena corporator from Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday.

Shiv Sena corporator succumbs to COVID-19
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Harishchandra Amgaonkar, Shiv Sena corporator from Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday in Maharashtra's Thane district. He was 55 years old.

The deceased corporator had tested positive for COVID-19 a week back and was on ventilator support at a hospital in Thane city, as per a party spokesperson. Shiv Sena leader and MLA from Owala- Majiwada Pratap Sarnaik condoled his death on Twitter. The family of the leader, including his elderly mother, wife and son, who were undergoing treatment at the hospital, had recovered from the infection, according to sources. According to the Sena sources, the four-time corporator was extremely active during the viral outbreak in the township and had helped the needy in the area before succumbing to the coronavirus.

The city of Mumbai reported 1,314 new cases and 64 deaths on Monday. The city also saw 842 recoveries, taking the tally to 22,038. While Mumbai has not allowed malls or places of worship to start functioning again, the tally of Mumbai stood at 49,863 cases and 1700 deaths. Meanwhile, according to the civic body, Dharavi has seen a decrease in the growth of active cases of coronavirus and deaths. Maharashtra has recently authorized lockdown guidelines for the new lockdown 'Mission Begin Again' which will be valid till June 30 in three different phases. In addition to the Centre's guidelines for reopening in phases, Maharashtra has imposed phase-wise reopening of activities in areas of MCGM (Mumbai), Municipal Corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati, and Nagpur.

With the lockdown relaxations in the state, what remains to be seen is the impact it is going to have on a state that has become a hotbed for the coronavirus in the country. Maharashtra currently has 88,528 cases of the coronavirus with Mumbai having 50085 cases.

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