Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra: 235Mumbai: 93Pune: 32Islampur Sangli: 25Nagpur: 16Pimpri Chinchwad: 12Kalyan: 6Ahmednagar: 5Thane: 5Navi Mumbai: 4Yavatmal: 4Vasai-Virar: 4Buldhana: 3Satara: 2Panvel: 2Kolhapur: 2Ulhasnagar: 1Aurangabad: 1Ratnagiri: 1Sindudurga: 1Pune Gramin: 1Godiya: 1Jalgoan: 1Palghar: 1Nashik: 1Gujrat Citizen in Maharashtra: 1Total Deaths: 10Total Discharged: 39BMC Helpline Number:1916State Helpline Number:022-22694725

Coronavirus Pandemic: Maharashtra government offers helpline service to spread information regarding COVID19

The Government of Maharashtra has set up a dedicated WhatsApp helpline +91-2026127394 for COVID19 assistance. One can also call BMC on 022-47085085 and get a consultation regarding the condition and symptoms

Coronavirus Pandemic: Maharashtra government offers helpline service to spread information regarding COVID19
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The state government trying to curb coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, and officials are trying everything possible to ensure people stay safe at home. With an aim to ease the testing process, the Government of Maharashtra has released a helpline number which one can use to check Coronavirus at home. 

In a recent Tweet, CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that a dedicated helpline service has been started for people to know more about Coronavirus. The tweet read, "The Government of Maharashtra has set up a dedicated WhatsApp helpline "COVID Helpline Maharashtra" that people can message on and stay updated about COVID-19 facts and latest guidance.  Please send "Hi" to +91-2026127394 to initiate your query on the helpline."

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. Doctors will be able to guide the patient or the caller, and in case symptoms are detected, a team from respective laboratories will take patient's samples for analysis. A treatment report will be submitted after the examination.

As the number of coronary patients is increasing steadily across the state including Mumbai, the stress of examining these patients is now coming to municipal hospitals. The home screening facility will reduce crowding at these hospitals and help the doctors treat the patients properly. Moreover, many private hospitals have also started testing for Coronavirus and the list was recently released by the BMC.

As of 11:00 AM on March 26, 2020, a total of 125 patients were tested positive for Coronavirus in Maharashtra, where one case from Mumbai and one case from Thane was updated on the day. 

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