Mumbai lockdown news: Today's updates from your city

April 17, 2020

Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Mumbai.

Update at 11am: Dharavi area of Mumbai, where 86 Covid-19 cases & 9 deaths related to the virus, have been reported. (ANI)

Update at 10am: According to new guidelines of MHA, collection, harvesting of minor forest produce, non timber forest produce by ST, forest dwellers exempted from lockdown.

Update at 9am: The new spot allotted by the police and Thane civic authorities for vegetable and fruit market fails to attract vendors.

Maharashtra & Mumbai top 3,000 & 2,000 cases in 4 & 6 days

With the addition of 268 cases, the third highest single-day count so far, Maharashtra breached the 3,000 mark to reach 3,202 on Thursday. Mumbai added 177 cases, also its third-highest count for a day, taking the total cases in the city to 2,073. While the state took nearly a month to record its first 1,000 cases, it breached the 2,000 mark in six days after that, and the newest 1,000 cases have been added in just 4 days. In Mumbai, cases have doubled in just six days. On April 13, Maharashtra had 2,334 cases, and on April 10, a month after the first case was reported, Mumbai had 1,008 cases.

7 doctors among 13 Sion Hospital staff Covid positive

Two more Sion Hospital doctors tested positive on Thursday, taking the count of infected healthcare workers at the civic-run facility to 13. In the past 10 days, seven doctors, five nurses and one ward boy from the hospital have tested positive. So far, over 150 healthcare workers in the city have tested positive

After fever camps, Dharavi gets 26 cases, a 1-day record

Covid-19 cases in Dharavi jumped by 26 on Thursday, the congested area’s biggest single-day tally that smashed the calm of three days of single-digit rises. The area also recorded one death, taking the toll to nine. The total number of cases now stands at 86 since the first patient was reported on April 1.

19 cops test +ve in Mumbai, Thane in one week, 86 in quarantine

Six police officers and 13 constables from Mumbai and Thane have tested positive for coronavirus in the last one week. All 19 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals even as 86 police personnel, who had come in contact with them, have been placed in quarantine.

In upscale SoBo areas, over 2,000 quarantined at home

The BMC’s D ward, which includes upscale and high-profile areas such as Malabar Hill, Nepean Sea Road, Pedder Road and Nana Chowk, had reported 135 Covid-19 positive cases till Wednesday, the third highest among the civic body’s 24 administrative wards, after G South and E. And, till date, this ward has had 3,317 high-risk contacts of patients who were placed in quarantine.

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