On Wednesday morning, 60 new positive cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were recorded in Maharashtra, for a total of 1078. Of the 60 new cases, 44 tests were positive for Kovid-19 in Mumbai, nine in Pune, four in Nagpur and one each in Ahmednagar, Akol and Buldhan.
The state surpassed the 1,000 positive cases in the Kovida-19 case on Tuesday, with 150 new reported cases, including 116 in Mumbai alone. The state government is concentrating on aggressive testing and the creation of additional containment areas in urban areas to prevent an outbreak of the virus, with Maharashtra exceeding the list of Covida-19 positive cases in the country.
The state also recorded 12 Covida-19 related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths in Maharashtra to 64. Of the twelve deaths, six were recorded in Mumbai, three in Puna and one each in Nagpur, Tan and Satar. The mortality rate in Maharashtra is also alarming, at 6.23%, more than double the national rate of 2.66%.
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Meanwhile, Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh warned of police repression against all those suspected of committing crimes against their families on their return from a visit to the international Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi, from 13 to 15 September. Walk all over the state. Deshmukh twittered that up to 60 visitors of the Jamaat are still hiding.
50-60 #TablighMarkaz participants in Nizamuddin, Delhi, trying to hide with phones off. They report to the nearest police station, which will check and quarantine them as soon as possible. If this doesn’t happen, it will provoke the heaviest police action (sic), it has been reported.
Monitoring and testing of Jamaathi participants or their first contacts has become a priority for government agencies. In Maharashtra, 23 participants of the Jamaat festival tested the Kovid-19 with positive results.
The state government has not yet decided to lift the 21-day national blockade, which has been in force since 25 September. The month of March was imposed to curb the spread of the Covida 19 epidemic.
Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that even if the government is unable to take action after the 14th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, it will still be able to do so. If April decides to partially lift the blockade, it will be limited to areas not affected by the pandemic. According to him, the borders of the district remain closed and a resumption of train traffic in the coming days is unlikely. The Centre is also considering the possibility of lifting the blockade on the 14th floor. Comes out in April. To date, however, no official announcement has been made.