COVID-19 situation serious in Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore: MHA

COVID-19 in Mumbai
Healthcare professionals in Mumbai giving instructions to a citizen
COVID-19 in Mumbai
Healthcare professionals in Mumbai giving instructions to a citizen

The Ministry of Home affairs on Monday said that the situation of COVID-19 is getting very serious in Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Indore, Kolkata and some other places in West Bengal and violation of lockdown measures is will cause the coronavirus spread even more further.

Communicating to States and Union Territories, the home ministry conveyed that there have been several incidents of violence against the medical professionals, violation of social distancing norms, day to day movement of vehicles in urban areas. This all needs to be stopped at the earliest, said the ministry.

The situation is “especially serious” in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Jaipur in Rajasthan, and Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, the ministry added.

At present there are 4,203 confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra of which 223 people were demised. In Madhya Pradesh, out of the 1,407 cases, 70 people have succumbed to the disease.

Rajasthan is currently standing at 1,478 cases of which 14 people lost their lives. In West Bengal, there are 339 confirmed cases of which 12 people died due to the infection, according to health ministry data. “Violation of lockdown measures reported, posing a serious health hazard to public and risk for spread of COVID-19,” it said.

Government has constituted six Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to make on-spot assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the places that we have discussed and issue necessary directions to the four states, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal for redressal.

The teams will submit their report to the central government in the larger interest of the general public, the ministry said.



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