COVID-19 Case Reported Near Thackeray’s Residence (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)
Soon after a tea vendor near the government guest house in Mumbai was found coronavirus positive, BMC declared the locality as a containment zone. It is to be noted that the government guest house is located near 'Matoshree' - the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray. At least 4 people residing in the building of the tea-seller and some security personnel deployed at Matoshree were placed under quarantine as a precautionary measure.
Giving an update, ANI said, “4 persons residing in the building of a tea-seller who is possibly infected with #Coronavirus, have been placed under quarantine. Some security personnel deployed at Matoshree, who visited his tea stall have been kept in isolation as a precautionary measure: Police Sources.”
“Mumbai: Posters declaring a locality, a containment zone was put up last night by BMC after a #COVID19 positive person was found near a Govt guest house. The Govt guest house is located near Matoshree (private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray),” ANI tweeted.
Mumbai: Posters declaring a locality, a containment zone was put up last night by BMC after a #COVID19 positive person was found near a Govt guest house. The Govt guest house is located near Matoshree (private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray). pic.twitter.com/ux1P5BFf2K— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2020
On Monday, a 45-year-old tea vendor had reported fever, cough, and breathlessness after which he was admitted to HBT hospital. After the tests, he was found COVID-19 positive. A team from BMC’s health department reached the spot in the evening and sanitised the whole area. Later, it was reported that the area surrounding Matoshree was sealed due to the COVID-19 scare. However, it was denied by the BMC.
With 57 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported on Monday, Maharashtra's total number of confirmed cases have now jumped to 805 in the state. Also, the death count due to COVID-19 rose to 49. With 490 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 34 deaths so far, Mumbai has emerged as coronavirus hotspot not just in Maharashtra but across the country. In total, around 21 Maharashtra districts have so far been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
The death count in India reached 114 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Whereas, the total number of COVID-19 cases have crossed 4000-mark. Meanwhile, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1.3 million mark as the global death toll topped 70,000.