COVID-19 Cases Mount To 63 In Maharashtra

Publish On: 21 Mar, 2020 12:20 PM | Updated   |   Harshita  

MUMBAI: A Health Department official informed that the total cases of the novel coronavirus in the state of Maharashtra has gone up to 63 on Saturday. A total of 11 new cases were detected overnight among several foreign-returned people, said the official. 

Mumbai has reported 10 new cases and among them, one did not have any foreign travel history. Pune also reported one case overnight. 

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As Maharashtra continues to remain the epicenter of the disease in India, Rajesh Tope, the Health Minister has again requested people to not step out of their homes as self-quarantine is the best method to fight the deadly COVID-19. 

State's Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has banned all the non-essential services in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. He also added that there is a complete ban on all the flights in the state from the 12 worst-hit countries and is exercising extreme precautions for flights from all other nations at the three international airports in Maharashtra, each in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune over the past month. 

Tope has also appealed to people to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Janata Curfew' on Sunday and remain indoors. 

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Mumbai has also reported one death on Tuesday due to the infection as a 63-year-old man with a travel history to Dubai passed away in Kasturba Hospital. His wife and son were also tested positive and are undergoing treatment in the same hospital.