The state cabinet meeting called an urgent meeting, chaired by deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, and has decided to recommend Uddhav Thackerays name for the governors nominated member for the legislative council. Thackeray who sworn-in as a chief minister of Maharashtra on November 28, 2019 while he is still not a member of either the houses, legislative assembly or council.
Breach Candy and Bhatia hospitals on Wednesday were asked to stop routine medical services after a nurse in the former and three patients in the latter tested positive for coronavirus. Khars Hinduja Hospital also had a Covid-19 scare and scrambled to quarantine their staffers after a patient, who was admitted with convulsions, tested positive.
As Maharashtra completed a month since recording its first Covid-19 case, an order, issued by BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi on Wednesday said Mumbaikars cannot step out anymore without wearing a mask and violators could mean arrest and jail up to six months.
BMC has started pre-monsoon work of road-resurfacing, desilting, and bridge construction despite the lockdown, to avoid accidents, flooding, water-logging and diseases during the rainsit has a little over a month and a half to complete the job.
Twenty FIRs have been filed by the cyber police stations across the state in a span of 24 hours for spreading of rumours on social media that had the potential to disturb communal amity. The cyber police stations in 31 districts in the state, including the city, have registered 132 cases during the lockdown that has been on since last month.
The police filed 27,432 cases under Section 188 of the CrPC till Wednesday for violation of prohibitory orders across the state. They have seized 12,420 vehicles and collected over Rs 95.5 lakh in fines in the two and a half weeks of the lockdown.
To save people the trip to Kasturba Hospital at Chinchpokli for Covid-19 testing and treatment, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) started swab collection and sent nine samples to J J Hospital for testing on Wednesday. The reports are expected on Thursday.
Authorities clamped down harder on parts of Worli on Wednesday after Covid-19 cases in G-South ward covering Worli, Lower Parel and Prabhadevi leapt to 133 on Tuesday from 78 a day before, the sharpest rise yet at 55 new cases.
Residents cannot step out anymore without wearing a mask. Violation of the order could mean arrest and a case under section 188 of the IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant), which has a minimum punishment of six months imprisonment.
The Chatushrungi police filed a case of disobedience against a bar operator on Baner Road and seized liquor bottles worth Rs15,000 after its employees were found surreptitiously selling them via the back door of the establishment while keeping the front gates locked.
Commissioner of police K Venkatesham on Wednesday said the curfew provisions in place in the jurisdiction of four police stations in the city could be extended to other areas, depending on the intensity and the spread of the Covid-19.
An 82-year-old from a western suburb has returned home after recovering from Covid-19, showing that those from the most vulnerable age group can beat the virus too. The woman was reunited with her family last week after spending nearly seven days in Kokilaben Hospitals isolation facility. A 93-year-old man and his 88-year-old wife from Kerala are the countrys oldest couple to have survived the infection while a 101-year-old Italian is said to be the oldest in the world to beat the virus.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday urged people to wear masks while going out of their homes and appealed to former defence health services personnel, retired nurses and ward boys to join the war against coronavirus.
Medical staff including nurses and paramedical employees at a municipal hospital staff in Mumbai staged a protest on Wednesday against the 'poor quality' of personal protection equipment (PPE) given to them.