Junoon, an arts organisation set up by theatre personalities Sanjna Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, announced its closure in an official statement on Tuesday.
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.
Food and Civil Supplies Secretary Sanjay Khandare, however, said that cardholders will be permitted to lift April’s ration quota, under the public distribution system, from Wednesday onwards.
Referring to overcrowding in some vegetable markets over the past few days since the nationwide lockdown was announced, Thackeray told civic officials to shift markets to open grounds if required.
The GRP has come up with a list of 32 people he had come in contact with the constable so that they can be quarantined. The constable is currently being treated at Kasturba Hospital.
The decision was taken at a meeting of a group of ministers Tuesday following reports of exploitation of dairy farmers at the hand of private buyers, and a drop in milk supply following COVID-19 outbreak.
While social distancing is the mantra of the hour, it is almost impossible in the slums and the chawls of south Mumbai, where families live cheek by jowl crammed for room.
We have already begun giving Mumbaikars rations for three months in advance, as per the policy. This is for those with ration cards, who usually access PDS foodgrain.
Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar said, “There will be no cut in salary for month of March. Instead, we will give salaries in two parts.”
In their bail applications, Rao (80) and Sen (61) had said they were vulnerable to the virus due to their age and underlying medical problems.
In a 2.06-minute audio clip, a man is heard purportedly claiming that many people were moving around in their cars despite the lockdown.
Many of the migrants said that they were being forced to leave Mumbai as their employers had asked them to vacate the premises where they had been staying. The total number of migrants detained was over 600.
The portable UV sanitiser has been made using stainless steel kitchen containers and aluminium mesh.
Varavara Rao and Shoma Sen along with the seven other accused in the case have also sought access to their family members and lawyers through telephone since jail authorities have suspended prison visits for over a week, over coronavirus pandemic.
The HC bench on March 11 had struck down the state government’s January 27 and 31 orders to postpone the elections stating that officials would be busy with the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karjamukti Yojna among other things.
With debt mounting on the state’s exchequer, it wants to wait for the Centre to first roll out various relief and fiscal measures for various affected segments before announcing its own bouquet of initiatives.
The 50-year-old woman, whose entire family had come to Mumbai to visit a relative on March 16, is worried that if she does not go back, her cattle may starve to death.
On Monday, Mumbai Police sealed the densely populated Worli-Koliwada area after eight persons tested positive for the virus, restricting entry and exit of citizens
The directive was issued after prototypes were prepared by five zonal railways, following a video conference on March 25. The Indian Railways has been allocated around Rs 100 crore by the Centre from its COVID-19 fund for the work.
A human resource professional, officials said, the woman had no travel history abroad or known contact with an infected patient.