Coronavirus Rules Maharashtra with more than 2000 Positive cases.

Maharashtra stands first in the list of most affected states in India. The number of positive COVID-19 cases cross 2000 and the lockdown has been officially extended till April 30th.

by Monika

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 16:03 IST

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Maharashtra tops the list of most affected states with cases above 2000.

On Monday, Maharashtra became the first state to have reported more than 2000 positive COVID-19 cases. A health official said today that at least 82 new cases had been filed, taking the number to 2,064.

The 82 new cases include 59 people from Mumbai, 12 from Nashik, 5 from Thane, 3 from Pune, and 2 from Palghar. Dharavi in Mumbai, which is considered as Asia’s most significant slum area has 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths. 

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown till April 30. The notification read:

“Whereas the State Government is satis?ed that the State of Maharashtra is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 Virus, and therefore to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus, vide above noti?cation dated 25th March 2020, the Government in the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005, noti?ed lockdown in the entire State of Maharashtra with immediate effect till midnight of 141h April 2020. And whereas it is expedient to take measures further to contain the spread of the virus. Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the State Government hereby directs that the lock-down orders issued vide Noti?cation dated 25th March 2020 shall now be extended up to and inclusive of 30th April 2020.” Protection Status