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Laxman Singh


Dharavi housing society sealed, BMC probing if virus transmission has Tablighi Jamaat link
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The civic body said they have traced at least four persons from Dharavi who had attended the Tablighi meet in Delhi. The 56-year-old man who died, civic officials suspect, may have had contact with one of them.

BMC traces 150 contacts of patients at Worli Koliwada, 87 shifted to hospital
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The move came after three persons tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, including a senior citizen couple, taking the number of the infected from Koliwada and its neighbouring slums to 15 since Sunday.

Behind barricades, Worli Koliwada residents struggle for essentials
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

With four new cases being reported on Wednesday, 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from the area. The BMC has said that 146 containment areas have been sealed after COVID-19 cases were reported in the locality.

BMC issues circular: Bodies must be cremated irrespective of religion
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Guidelines issued on handling COVID 19-infected dead bodies allow for the burial or cremation of persons who have died of the disease, while setting out the procedures to be followed to prevent infection from spreading from the body.

BMC seals Worli Koliwada as eight test positive; cops to help with essential supplies
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The entry and exit of residents was barred to prevent further transmission, and police roped in to provide essential supplies. The BMC disinfected and fumigated the area on Monday.

1,200 travellers asked to self-quarantine in Mumbai can’t be traced
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Officials said over 2,200 travellers were advised to self-quarantine either at facilities created by BMC or at their own homes, provided they had enough space to isolate themselves from their family members and neighbours.

People harrassed after their names were circulates identifying them as infected patients
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Man, a businessman based in Dubai his wife, children and other family members live in Dharavi. After his personal details has gone viral he was flooded with calls and messages from relatives, friends asking for his health and unknown people calling him coronavirus infected person.

Recovered, Mumbai, Pune coronavirus cases return home to cheers by neighbours
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Maharashtra's first positive cases, they finally got the second result confirming them negative and ending their 14-day isolation, at 5.30 am Wednesday.

Maharashtra: 63-yr-old had visited Surat, apartment in quarantine
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

A 60-year-old woman, who had travelled to Saudi Arabia, tested positive. And a 35-year-old man from Navi Mumbai tested positive after visiting Istanbul. The man who died had travelled to Surat and returned by train earlier this March. He developed symptoms of fever about 13 days ago

Second coronavirus death in Mumbai, 12 fresh cases in Maharashtra
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

As Maharashtra’s positive cases jumped to 76, with 12 new cases detected on Sunday, six surfaced in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Maharashtra: Mahul, Chembur buildings could be used to quarantine 20,000 from Middle East
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Over 20,000 Indians are expected to arrive in Mumbai in the next few days from the Middle East. As per procedure, all of them will be quarantined.

Maharashtra: Construction work goes on unabated, no safety gear for labourers
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

With 19 cases being reported in Mumbai and neighbouring areas, construction workers said to be the most vulnerable working at various projects have not found any mention in government directives.

Dharavi’s small-scale manufacturing units take a hit
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Fifty-year-old Mohammad Zafar, a worker in one of the garment manufacturing units of Dharavi, said he has not seen this kind of slowdown in last 30 years, we don’t have work, after demonetisation, spread of coronavirus has jolted the industries

Coronavirus: Over 20,000 Indians from Middle East set to arrive, Mumbai to raise quarantine capacity
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Recently, BMC had received instructions from the Centre to be prepared to quarantine Indian nationals who would be airlifted and brought to the Mumbai international airport from various countries till the end of March.

50 per cent staff rule: BMC to crack down on violators
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Meanwhile, To contain the spread of COVID-19, BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi late Wednesday night ordered shops to be shut on alternative days.

Coronavirus outbreak: BMC starts shutting down public parks
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The BMC had last week said that as part of its attempts to ensure social distancing, among various other measures, it would also shut down public parks.

Coronavirus: 63-year-old Mumbai man received his own ‘death message’, say neighbours
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The residents alleged that after the man tested positive, people who managed to identify him, sent him hate messages and discriminated against his family members.

Mumbai coronavirus measures: Housing societies screen, sanitise outsiders at entrance gates
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizens’ Association (LOCA) has arranged for digital thermometers to check non-residents entering the building.

BMC officials took bribe for issuing hawker licences: Union
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Syed Haider Imam, general secretary of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Hawkers’ Union, alleged that civic officials in the licence department, who are also members of the zonal TVC, have accepted bribes to approve names of the hawkers who were earlier declared ineligible.

Mumbai: Civic body may allow food trucks to operate during day
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The policy states that food trucks would operate as per Shop and Establishment Act, which allows eateries to remain functional till 1.30 pm.The law was earlier amended to allow eateries to remain open for 24 hours in establishments that operated within gated premises and commercial hubs.