Policeman at CM’s Matoshree residence placed under quarantine

Policeman at CM’s Matoshree residence placed under quarantine

Yesterday, a tea vendor near CM Uddhav Thackeray’s residence Matoshree was tested positive for the virus, leading the authorities to test all on-duty police officials while also sealing the area. Authorities have mentioned that four people who lived in the same building as the tea vendor have been placed under quarantine. 

Maharashtra on Tuesday registered 23 new positive cases of COVID-19 taking the total tally to 891. The state continues to have a high mortality rate compared to a few other states in the country with 52 coronavirus related deaths reported so far. Among the new cases discovered today, 10 are from Mumbai, taking the city’s tally to 536 as per data provided by the state health ministry.

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As Maharashtra inches towards 1,000 cases, reports have emerged of people violating lockdown orders. Authorities have seized 4,000 vehicles as of Monday, the state Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh mentioned. 

Earlier today, 150 people were tested positive for the coronavirus in Maharashtra. Of the 150 cases, 100 fresh ones were reported in Mumbai. The city also reported five new deaths, taking the death toll in Mumbai to 40. As per the authorities total of 70 patients have been cured of COVID-19. 

While India appears to have done a decent job of battling the virus so far, critics say the country is not conducting enough tests. Opposition leaders were also seen criticizing the alleged lack of PPE or personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the frontlines. Although central government sources have maintained that there’s no scarcity of equipment as of now. The chairman of the Wockhardt Group also echoed the government’s opinion earlier today.