Mumbai Police bans group tours; pubs, dance bars shut till March 31; Pune records max number of COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra


Mumbai Police bans group tours; pubs, dance bars shut till March 31; Pune records max number of COVID-19 cases

Mumbai Police has ordered a ban on group tours in the city till March 31, and as per a recent update, the pubs and dance bars in the city too have been shut down. The safety measure is being taken to control the Coronavirus outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives across the globe till date. The number of positive cases has gone up to 42 in Maharashtra, while a 64-year-old Coronavirus positive patient passed away in Mumbai today.

Pune in Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of positive cases in the country at 15 and, hence, the government is taking all the necessary measures to contain the virus. The district administration might impose Section 144 in parts of the city, as per Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar.

As per the current updates, Pune has reported four new COVID-19 positive cases. As per authorities, “These (four) people did not have a history of travelling abroad; they are relatives of a family that has travelled abroad.” The person who got the virus has the travel history to Thailand, where he was with a group of 93 people.

Now, authorities are trying to find all the other group members in fear of spreading the virus further. The Maharashtra government is expecting more cases and to combat the situation, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state government is putting up more labs around to test people.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeary has also asked the Maharashtra Public Service Commission to hold exams after March. Also, the CM has asked people to avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors.

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