"The floral garlanding of Babasaheb's statue is done by government officials in cities and at district-levels. But Dalit leaders should avoid coming near the statues. If the leaders come, followers will also gather there which will defeat the purpose of social distancing," Janrao said.
"All the eight positive cases that we have detected are from outside Latur. They belong to Andhra Pradesh," said Latur District Collector G Shrikant.
Six more cases were reported from Pimpri-Chinchwad late on Saturday night, the highest number of cases in the twin city reported in a single day till now. Of the six cases, four are linked to three COVID-19 patients who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin
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.
Pune Rural Police, Pune Zilla Parishad and other elected local representatives had earlier initiated surveillance of public places and streets in Pune outskirts and bigger towns in the district, to keep a lookout for those violating the nationwide lockdown.
In a bid to create a parallel supply chain, the MSAMB has collated an exhaustive list of onion farmers and traders, and circulated the same across the country for markets to deal with directly.
The letter said that similarly, toll tax should be waived of for a minimum of three months after the lockdown period is over by giving an extension for the corresponding period to toll operators.
Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital has signed an MoU with Dr. D Y Patil Medical College Hospital to shift all non-COVID-19 patients from YCMH to the hospital.
Crime Branch sleuths also took action against grocery stores allegedly taking advantage of the lockdown and selling essential commodities at higher rates to earn more money.
Senior citizens and the differently-abled can call up the helpline and inform PMC staff about the items that they need or if they need help in visiting a hospital or bank. Those manning the control room will coordinate the service or the delivery with the help of local NGOs and police.
Under the umbrella of Indian Scientists’ Response to COVID-19 (ISRC), Indian scientists, graphic designers, social scientists, journalists and translators aim to communicate evidence-based scientific understanding to the society in times of uncertainty.
This exercise comes at a time when thousands of such workers have been rendered jobless as a result of nationwide restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
"Only a couple of my friends knew about my condition and they were very supportive...I spent my time on social media. With the help of the medical staff and positive approach, I overcome the difficult phase," the student said.
The accused attacked the constable's wife after she refused him permission to meet her son, who was a schoolmate of the undertrial.
Pune Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said that in the city, there were seven persons confirmed positive for coronavirus, with the total number now climbing to 54 (PMC: 46, rural areas: 8).
In Pune city, the administration had identified 136 people who had attended the Tabligh event in March, but only 78 could be traced. Each one of them was tested, and four of them turned out to be positive for the virus.
The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has seen reduced sales in the dairy sector, as hotels, restaurants, catering services and sweetmeat shops, among others, have been closed down.
Among 36 cleared include high risk contacts of those who attended Tablighi congregation
India, which reported its first coronavirus case on January 30 this year, has seen a steady rise in the number of COVID-19 infections and till 8 pm on Friday, there were 2,547 active cases and 62 deaths.
After suspending trade for more than a week due to the coronavirus pandemic, traders and commission agents of Pune’s wholesale market have resumed operations from April 1. Soon after the markets opened for business, mangoes from Konkan region started arriving in large quantities in the market.
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