Around 150 people – comprising migrant labourers from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, started their long journey home, about 1,000 km away, on foot, They were, however, intercepted by Pune police only two hours after their journey.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The government said that families could choose for cremation in an electric furnace or burial, as per religious preference, but they will not be allowed to handle the body. The job will be done by a team of experts in personal protective equipment (PPE).
Of the 244, as many as 138 have their addresses registered in Pune, 25 in Pimpri-Chinchwad and 19 in various cantonment areas, while the rest belong to rural areas and city outskirts, said Pune Collector Naval Kishore Ram.
Earlier this week, the district administration had directed village-level and taluka-level authorities to ensure that those who have travelled from big cities remain at home and observe the guidelines issued by authorities about home quarantine.
Railway officers said based on the crowd on Saturday, they will take a decision on whether to operate extra trains on Sunday, when the country is scheduled to observe a ‘Janata Curfew’, as per an appeal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Coronavirus in Pune: The PMC has ordered the head of the civic anti-encroachment department “to implement the district administration's directions” to ensure closure of places that attract a large crowd.
The portal www.idsp.mkcl.org, will require residents to create an account with their mobile number and submit, every 12 hours, details of their travel history, health observations and precautions they are taking.
Since it was established on March 5, the helpline at the state Health Department in Pune has received thousands of calls from people across the state. The volume of calls has gone up since the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was detected in the city on March 9.
The data, obtained from PMC’s health department, is based on births reported to PMC by various hospitals under its jurisdiction. It also shows that the child sex ratio at birth stood at 927 in 2018 and 926 in 2017.