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Two more test positive for coronavirus in Dharavi, 7 cases reported so far

Two more test positive for coronavirus in Dharavi, 7 cases reported so far
Two more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Dharavi, taking the total number of such cases in the city's biggest slum area to seven.According to officials, the patients, men aged 80 and 49 years, hail from Dr. Baliga Nagar locality of Dharavi. Both are close contacts of a 30-year-old woman who earlier tested positive for coronavirus.Prior to this, at...

All insurance companies to honour claims arising out of coronavirus deaths

All insurance companies to honour claims arising out of coronavirus deaths
In a welcome relief for life insurance policyholders, all insurance companies - both public and private - will process claims due to death by the novel coronavirus.The industry’s umbrella body Life Insurance Council has said the ‘force majeure’ clause will not apply in case of COVID-19 death claims and both private and state-run players will follow this.The clause generally...

Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital declared ‘containment zone’ as 3 doctors, 26 nurses test positive for coronavirus

Mumbai's Wockhardt Hospital declared 'containment zone' as 3 doctors, 26 nurses test positive for coronavirus
BMC authorities have declared Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central as a 'containment zone' after over two dozen doctors and nurses tested positive for coronavirus.In a bid to contain the spread, the civic body has barred the entry and exit of Wockhardt Hospital until each infected patient tests negative in two consecutive tests. The canteen is still functional and will...

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Positive cases inch closer to 800, death toll touches 45

Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra inch closer to 800, death toll touches 45
The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rose to 781 on Monday after 33 people more people tested positive for COVID-19.Of the 33 new cases, 19 new cases were reported from Pune city, 11 from Mumbai and one each from Satara, Ahmednagar, and Vasai, an official from the Maharashtra State Health Department said."The state health department on Monday received...

Coronavirus Cases: Mumbai tally jumps to 377, Maharastra reaches 635

Coronavirus Cases: Mumbai tally jumps to 377, Maharastra reaches 635
The steep upward trend of coronavirus cases continued on Saturday after 145 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra, taking the state's tally to 635.More than half of the cases are from the country's financial district Mumbai, which has witnessed 377 cases to date. The city also accounts for the highest coronavirus-related deaths, with 22 fatalities out of total...

60-year-old from Shivaji Park tests positive for coronavirus, building sealed

60-year-old from Shivaji Park tests positive for coronavirus, building sealed
A 60-year-old man from Shivaji Park with no foreign travel history has become a victim of coronavirus after testing positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.This is the first reported case from the Dadar area, which houses lakhs of people across hundreds of residential buildings and chawls.According to officials, the patient in question has been currently admitted to PD Hinduja National...

Maharashtra coronavirus cases breach 500-mark after 47 more people test positive

Maharashtra coronavirus cases breach 500-mark after 47 more people test positive
The number of active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra crossed the 500-mark on Saturday after 47 more persons tested positive for COVID-19.The state had reported 490 cases till Friday night. However, with the addition of newer cases, the number has jumped to 537 as of Saturday morning.According to Maharashtra Health Department, of the 47 new cases, 28 were reported in...

Switching off all lights may lead to grid collapse, cause nationwide blackout: State Energy Minister

Switching off all lights may lead to grid collapse, cause nationwide blackout: State Energy Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to switch off lights at 9 pm on Sunday to display the country's spirit in fighting the coronavirus pandemic can lead to a multi-state grid collapse and countrywide blackout, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut has said.Raut stated that if electricity is switched off together, all power stations can go on high frequency and there...

Woman tests positive for coronavirus in Sion Koliwada, area sealed

Woman tests positive for coronavirus in Sion Koliwada, area sealed
A woman in her 50s from Mumbai's Sion Koliwada area has become a victim of coronavirus after she tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.According to preliminary information, the woman is a resident of Building 9 located on JK Bhasin Marg in Sion Koliwada, GTB Nagar. The area houses several dozen chawls and is densely populated.The woman was earlier taken...

Map of all containment areas in Mumbai made public by BMC

Map of all containment areas in Mumbai made public by BMC
The BMC has made public the Geographic Information System (GIS) map of coronavirus affected and containment areas in the city on its website on Thursday.Earlier this week, the BMC had announced the GIS mapping of COVID-19-affected areas in the city, besides setting set up a 'war room' to monitor the viral infection in the city.The civic body had said...

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