Mumbai: In a stunning improvement, Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad has examined COVID-19 optimistic, official sources mentioned right here early on Friday. Awhad, together with a dozen of his relations had been in residence quarantine since previous 10 days.
The choice to place the minister and his relations in quarantine was taken as a precaution after one in all his safety personnel had examined optimistic. Earlier, the minister had examined unfavourable, however a subsequent report on Thursday had come optimistic, alarming the state well being authorities.
The senior Nationalist Congress Occasion was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday for additional exams.
It’s suspected that the Minister might have unknowingly handed on the an infection to a number of individuals who are actually beneath remedy.
The minister had are available in contact with a policeman in Thane’s Mumbra city in the course of the seek for individuals who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat occasion in Delhi earlier this month.
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Amongst different contacts if the contaminated policeman had been a number of different police personnel, mediapersons, officers, together with Awhad, sending shockwaves in state circles.
Whereas a senior minister confirmed the event to IANS, there’s no response from the NCP or the federal government thus far.
Earlier this month well being authorities went right into a tizzy after a tea-seller.exterior the Bandra residence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had examined COVID-19 optimistic.
The Covid-19 scenario continued to be grim in Maharashtra with 14 deaths and a stupendous 778 new instances on Thursday. With these, the state’s whole fatalities shot up from 269 on Wednesday to 283 and the variety of Covid-19 sufferers jumped from 5,649 to six,427.
Twice this week, the state notched its earlier highest figures of 552 new instances, creating large considerations among the many well being authorities.
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Of the full 14 deaths, 6 had been recorded in Mumbai, taking the full to 167 and the variety of Covid-19 optimistic sufferers within the metropolis shot up from 3,683 to 4,205. Pune, which has been sealed together with Pimpri-Chinchwad since Monday until April 27, recorded 5 contemporary deaths. There was one dying every in Navi Mumbai, Dhule in addition to Nandurbar – which had been thought-about a ‘Green Zone’ firstly of this week.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the well being authorities in Mumbai and Pune – the worst-hit Covid-19 hotspots – to take measures to slash the dying price and the scale back the doubling price of Corona sufferers from the present 7 to 10 days, as beneficial by the 5-member Inter-Ministerial Central Group (IMCT) on its tour of the state.