Mumbai – The number of deaths in the state of Maharashtra has reached 16, and the number of cases has reached 335. Eighty-two new cases had been reported in the state on Tuesday, and 15 new cases were reported on Wednesday. Fourteen of these are from Mumbai. The State Health Minister informed that 5,000 people who have come in close contact with the positive cases had been isolated. Whereas, the Deputy Chief Minister has said that the increasing number of cases is a warning bell. He also warned that those not following the lockdown and loitering around will not be spared henceforth.
Concerns have increased due to the sudden increase in the cases in the state. The number has increased by 74 in Mumbai. On Tuesday, a whopping 60 cases were reported in the city, whereas on Wednesday there were 14 cases reported. There are 180 cases of Coronavirus in Mumbai alone. The numbers are increasing not only in Mumbai but also in other parts of the state. 50 cases in Pune, 36 in Thane, 25 in Sangli, 16 in Nagpur, 8 in Ahmednagar, 4 in Buldhana and two each in Satara and Kolhapur have been reported. Other than these, one case has been reported from Aurangabad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Gondia, Jalgaon and Nashik districts.
The challenges faced by the agencies have multiplied due to this rapid increase in the number of cases. People who have come in contact with these Coronavirus patients are being identified. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has informed that 5,343 people have been isolated so far. He also said that they are being screened for Coronavirus.
191 areas in Mumbai have been closed for people. These parts have been declared as prohibited Corona sectors. This step was taken after Coronavirus cases were detected in these areas. This is a precautionary measure taken to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, many of the people who participated in a religious function in New Delhi have been found to be infected with Coronavirus. Nearly 250 people, even from Maharashtra, had attended this function. A search operation has been launched for these people who have returned to the state. 106 out of 182 people who had gone from Pune have been located. The police and other agencies have successfully reached 54 people out of 66 who had gone from Nagpur. 29 out of 34 who returned to Ahmednagar are foreign nationals.
This has increased the stress on the agencies. At the same time, some people are not willing to follow the rules of lockdown. They are still gathering on the roads. This increases the risk of Coronavirus spread. Against this background, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has issued an ultimatum to these citizens. The increasing number of cases in the state becomes a warning bell. Please learn something from what is happening in Italy, Spain and the United States. Contribute to the fight against Coronavirus by just staying put at home. People creating crowds are jolting the fight against Coronavirus pandemic. The Deputy Chief Minister warned that if this continues, strict measures will have to be taken.