Maharashtra Coronavirus News Highlights: The Bombay High Court Friday praised the Mumbai Police for working against all odds amid the ongoing pandemic and the state lockdown. The court urged public to cooperate with the police under such unprecedented circumstances.
Earlier, the state government extended the ongoing lockdown restrictions to curb Covid-19, till November 30. The state government has been easing restrictions in a phased manner. “…to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of virus, the Government in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005, it is expedient to extend the lockdown in the entire state of Maharashtra till midnight of November 30, 2020,” said the order issued by chief secretary Sanjay Kumar. A decision on reopening temples, schools and colleges is yet to be taken.
Maharashtra’s coronavirus tally on Thursday increased to 16,66,668 with 5,902 new cases being reported, a health official said. The state also recorded 156 deaths, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 to 43,710, he said. A total of 7,883 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the tally of recovered people to 14,94,809. There are 1,27,603 active patients as of now. Mumbai city reported 1,120 new cases which pushed its caseload to 2,55,360, while death toll in the city rose to 10,229 with 33 fatalities being recorded on Thursday.