Maharashtra, the state most ravaged by the coronavirus, has registered a total of 2,84,281 COVID-19 cases and 11,194 fatalities
'COVID-19 crisis worse than war of Mahabharata': Shiv Sena targets PM for claiming pandemic would end in 21 days
The fight against COVID-19 is more difficult than the mythological war of Mahabharata, said Shiv Sena, adding that the battle against the pandemic will continue till 2021 as the vaccine won't be available before that.
The task force of nine senior doctors was formed on 13 April in view of increasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the state, especially in Mumbai.
Coronavirus Outbreak: 7,000 beds to be added in Mumbai hospitals over next 14 days to treat COVID-19 patients
By 31 May, Mumbai's bed capacity will be increased by 2,475, including a facility at Bandra (East) which has commenced operations.
Chavan had attended some meetings in the last week in Mumbai before travelling back to his home district in Marathwada.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Maharashtra govt asks Centre to deploy 20 CAPF companies to enable state police personnel to take rest
The Maharashtra government has requested the Centre to deploy 20 companies of CAPF in the state so that its police personnel, who are overworked during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, can be given some rest, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Wednesday.
Over 2 lakh farmers in Maharashtra sit on piles of unsold cotton due to COVID-19 lockdown; stock worth Rs 5,500 crore yet to be procured
The farmers stuck in this quagmire, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, are mostly from Vidarbha, a huge cotton belt, and from districts like Parbhani, Aurangabad and Jalna in Marathwada. Being a labour intensive cash crop with an investment of Rs 25,000 per acre, the delay in procurement makes cotton farmers even more vulnerable.
At least 21 Indian Navy personnel test COVID-19 positive at Mumbai base, no infections on ships and submarines
It is the first such case of a sizeable number of military personnel being treated for COVID-19. The Indian Army has reported eight cases of the deadly virus so far.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mumbai's Dharavi reports 11 new COVID-19 cases today; tally rises to 71 in Asia's largest slum
With 11 more COVID-19 cases reported from Dharavi in Mumbai, the total number of coronavirus cases in the area has risen to 71, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday.
Despite Maharashtra lockdown, labourers rushing to leave Mumbai, Pune in jampacked buses face coronavirus threat
There are a total of about 250 buses – government and private – coming in to Maharashtra's Latur everyday from Mumbai and Pune. A government bus has a capacity of seating 60, while private buses can accommodate up to 150 passengers. Even if one goes by the conservative estimate of 60 people per bus, it means 15,000 people per day are travelling in a jam packed vehicle.
There have been 228 travellers coming from virus-infected areas, to Maharashtra, 70 of them showed symptoms and have been isolated.