May 30, 2020 9:05 pm
From May 3 to May 17, 25.36 per cent of total cases were reported from then non-containment zone areas, but this percentage has increased to 38.67 from May 18 to May 29.
May 26, 2020 8:37 pm
“While the collection of swab samples has increased, there are limitations on the number of tests that can be carried out. The laboratory report of the test should come in 12 hours but it is getting delayed by up to 36 hours”, said Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar.
May 21, 2020 10:33 pm
The PMC has put most of its staff – except those in emergency services – for the implementation of a containment plan. However, many of its staff members had refused to carry out the entrusted responsibility, resulting in their suspensions.
May 20, 2020 8:26 pm
It has been made necessary for all staff members to maintain social distancing while in the office, and firms have been suggested to allow work in two shifts and with different timings for lunch breaks to re-inforce social distancing.
May 17, 2020 10:09 pm
The PMC is working to set up quarantine centres across the city with an objective of 10,000 beds by the end of May, based on the earlier doubling rate of five days.
May 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Seventy mobile dispensaries, run by Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) and Force Motors in Pune have been crucial in helping the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) trace COVID-19 patients, screen residents and refer patients to the PMC's Covid care centres.
May 09, 2020 8:16 pm
The civic body is now racing against time to set up enough facilities in Pune to house at least 10,000 patients by the end of May.
May 04, 2020 10:59 pm
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said containment strategy at micro level is required instead of keeping the entire city under lockdown.
May 01, 2020 1:57 am
There was no point in keeping parts of the city, which had not seen too many cases of coronavirus, sealed off, said Shekhar Gaikwad. Movement of people and goods, as well as economic activity, needed to be brought back to normal in the least-affected areas, he said.
April 29, 2020 10:25 pm
A battery-operated electric three-wheeler designed by kinetic will be used to operate the e-foggers and e-sprayers.