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2 Tablighi Jamaat members, 3 close contacts positive; Maharashtra looks for others who took part

March 31, 2020 11:20:54 pm

So far, the administration has traced 68 contacts of the Tablighi Jamaat.

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PMC seeks to set up 3 ICUs in civic hospitals, asks citizens to contribute

March 31, 2020 9:09:43 pm

The three civic hospitals where ICU facilities will be set up are Khedekar hospital in Bopodi (10 beds), Dalvi hospital in Shivajinagar (20 beds) and Sonawane hospital (20 beds) in Bhavani peth.

PMC screens Gultekdi slum residents after man, daughter back from Dubai test positive

March 31, 2020 8:08:54 pm

A total of 2500 residents were screened on the first day as the PMC began its door-to-door survey to screen residents on Monday.

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Lockdown leads to surge in liquor prices in ‘black markets’ as alcoholics defy restrictions to score a peg

March 31, 2020 7:04:29 pm

Bootleggers claim the police is being extremely strict with the lockdown and sourcing liquor illegally has become a big challenge.

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Over 10,000 workers from Maharashtra stuck in Telangana

March 31, 2020 11:10:47 am

The lockdown has mandated migrated workers should not be allowed to return to their home states. Instead they would be housed in temporary shelters where they would be given food by the district administration.

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Maharashtra: 65-year-old rides horse for 70 km to get medicine for ailing wife

March 31, 2020 1:30:50 am

Mir Pathan was spotted on horseback by curious onlookers on the streets of Solapur on Monday. He stopped at a medical store to get medicine for his wife. "I have come from Darshanpal village in Akkalkot taluka.

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Pimpri-Chinchwad MC sets up separate dept, deploys volunteers to help the needy

March 31, 2020 1:31:55 am

"The PCMC is playing the role of a coordinator by taking food and other essential supplies to the needy in the industrial city," Additional Municipal Commissioner Ajit Pawar told The Indian Express.

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Pune COVID-19 case: 700-metre containment zone, 5-km buffer zone around Around Baramati area

March 31, 2020 1:15:38 am

A middle-aged person from a residential area in Baramati, who was found to be infected with COVID-19 on Saturday, is currently being treated at a hospital in Pune.

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For those in need of help, Pune MC sets up shelters in civic schools

March 31, 2020 1:30:47 am

The PMC has also set up four homes for the city's beggars. As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, only 10 persons are allowed to stay in one room.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Lockdown brings labour pains for delivery of essential supplies

March 31, 2020 1:06:09 am

But there’s a new problem springing up -- shortage of labour in mandis.

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Work on at hectic pace to set up 50 ICU beds, 150 isolation beds at Sassoon by April 5

March 31, 2020 12:44:41 am

Aim to make one central facility to treat COVID-19 patients: District collector

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More frequent heatwaves and warmer summer season ahead : IMD

March 31, 2020 12:27:28 am

The maximum temperatures recorded from April to June will remain 0.5 degrees to 1 degree Celsius above normal, stated IMD's report on Seasonal Outlook for Temperatures, released on Monday.

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Rainfall decreasing over key agrarian states in Ganga, Brahmaputra river basins: IMD study

March 31, 2020 12:24:26 am

Changes in rainfall-bearing systems have been mainly attributed for this variation observed from 1989 to 2018, for which district-wise and state-wise rainfall was analysed.

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Rumours about three-day complete lockdown false: Pune Police

March 31, 2020 12:11:15 am

In a video message released for Pune citizens, Shivase said the Pune police had already imposed prohibitory orders on gatherings and movement of vehicles. "But essential services and movement of essential goods have not been prohibited," he said.

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Fumigation by Sodium Hypochlorite can be harmful: Experts

March 30, 2020 11:32:57 pm

In a statement issued on Monday, Dr Salunkhe said it has been observed that in certain parts, for example in localities like Kothrud in Pune, municipal workers have carried out fumigation in housing colonies to prevent spread of COVID-19.

Pune resident makes 100 masks, social media helps her find the right recipient

March 30, 2020 11:28:03 pm

Dhanashree Mulay, 29, and her team of workers at Darjja India stitched 100 masks from the spare fabric she had at her workshop, in a span of only two days.

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214 shelter homes set up in Pune division for migrant labourers, homeless

March 30, 2020 11:27:53 pm

Of the total, 42 shelters have been opened in Pune district, where 12,460 labourers are presently residing. In Kolhapur district, highest number of labourers have sought relief, with 46,410 labourers residing in 11 shelters.

Pune: PMC staff under pressure from corporators to disinfect their wards first

NCL to fast-track work on key drug-making ingredients

March 30, 2020 10:10:11 pm

Under the initiative, 51 APIs or bulk drugs have been identified and many of them are based on chemical synthesis, which is the NCL's area of expertise for NCL.

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Pune records first COVID-19 death: 52-year-old man dies of multi-organ failure

March 30, 2020 7:51:33 pm

The man had been on ventilator support for the last eight days and died due to acute respiratory distress syndrome and multi-organ failure.

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Pune Rural Police monitoring urban belts with drones

March 30, 2020 7:19:15 pm

The drones are used to check upon crowding in any place during the lockdown and send patrolling teams to the concerned area immediately to take appropriate action.