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Coronavirus outbreak: PMC to survey every person who returned from abroad in March
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), as per state directives, has chalked out its plan to visit the residence of each person who has returned from abroad since March 1.

‘Please do not visit’: PMC puts up posters outside home-quarantined residents’ houses
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started putting up posters outside residences in the city whose inhabitants are in home quarantine – either because they have been exposed to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or have foreign travel history — in a bid to warn others to stay away. “The PMC has adopted various means to create […]

Problems in reaching crematorium, quick last rites: What bereaved families face during lockdown
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

At the crematoriums, most families are opting for cremation in an electric or diesel furnace, as, among other reasons, there are not enough hands to help with a traditional cremation with wooden logs.

Pune: Housing societies begin fumigation, ‘needless waste of chemical’, says PMC
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

According to the Pune Municipal Corporation, if the disinfecting chemical is used injudiciously, it will cause a shortage later on.

One patient, hundreds of possible infections: How multiple agencies work through the maze of contact tracing
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

The team under the ward medical officer directs the contacts to be home quarantined and it tracks the health of contacts for 14 days to observe the symptoms of infection in them. If there are symptoms, then the person is referred for the test.

Pune: PMC staff under pressure from corporators to disinfect their wards first
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Civic staff have been spraying a disinfectant – sodium hypochlorite -- in hospitals with COVID-19 patients and the places they visited before being diagnosed with the disease.

PMC launches separate garbage collection system for people under home quarantine
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

The decision has been taken to protect waste collectors and ragpickers amid the coronavirus pandemic and minimise their exposure to waste generated from the homes of people under home quarantine.

Pune MC seeks cyber cell help in contact tracing of COVID positive people
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Rahul Jagtap, incharge of information technology wing at the PMC, said these days crime investigation relies heavily on technology, and police teams are very skilled at tracing the whereabouts and the likely contacts of a criminal.

No funds to fight COVID-19, PCB says in HC; PMC agrees to help
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to extend all its containment services to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to the Pune Cantonment Board. The decision comes after the PCB filed a petition in the Bombay High Court to seek financial assistance and said it was unable to take preventive measures to curb the […]

Covid-19: Exodus from Mumbai, Pune as migrant workers pack trains headed East
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The slowdown has hit these workers the hardest. Faced with the prospect of not being able to earn any money until the end of the month, most decided it was better to return to their homes.

Looking for COVID-19 cases: Authorities to screen passengers at stations, highways & bus stands
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The measure is meant to ensure that those with travel history to the 11 worst-affected countries, who enter the city via road or train, are not missed out in the screening process.

PMPML takes 50% buses off roads, ridership drops by 60% amid coronavirus
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Usually, the PMPML has at least 1,700 buses on the roads, ferrying nearly 10 lakh commuters daily. But on Thursday, the transport utility only plied 850 buses.

Coronavirus: IT firms may face action for not allowing staff to work from home
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Rajesh Tope made the statement while on a visit to Pune to assess the city's preparedness for handling the outbreak, and to ensure effective enforcement of decisions taken by the state government to check the spread of the infection.

Allow state to quarantine everybody coming from abroad: Maharashtra health minister to Centre
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Meanwhile, the state government has decided to book private hotels for those who don't want to be quarantined in existing government facilities and hospitals.

Pune: NGT bench to start working from April 1, may take up public health cases on priority
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The NGT chairperson has appointed Sheo Kumar Singh as a Judicial Member for the western zone bench, thus clearing the way for the bench to start functioning.

PMC door-to-door survey: 14 questions cover foreign travel, contact tracing for coronavirus
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The information on foreign travel in the last 28 days along with details of country visited and tenure of stay are also being sought.

Pune civic body QRT to pick suspected patients avoiding tests, ensure safe passage to discharge patients till home
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

"The civic body has started a survey of citizens across the city for coronavirus checks. If the survey team identifies any person with symptoms of the coronavirus infection, then they will refer for test at a civic facility," said Sanjay Gawade of the disaster management cell of the PMC.

Pune civic body reverts to earlier medical set-up to deal with coronavirus pandemic
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The PMC had earlier discontinued the system of medical officers for each ward due to personnel shortage in civic-run hospitals, and had instead appointed five zonal officers to coordinate all health-related issues in the city.

Maharashtra: No trees to be felled for Thackeray memorial in Aurangabad, says govt
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

“The committee that finalised the plan for the garden and memorial had taken the utmost care to ensure that no trees on the land need to be cut," said state urban development department in a government resolution on Monday.

Abandoned vehicles cluttering Pune roads: State govt asks civic bodies to remove them
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Civic bodies can take action against abandoned vehicles which obstruct traffic flow and create security issues on public roads. Most civic bodies in the state face this issue, so it is necessary to take time-bound action through the special drive, pointed out the GR.

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