COVID-19 cases reach to around 1.70-lakh in Maharashtra

Mumbai : Maharashtra reported 6,330 new cases of COVID-19 and 125 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 1.86-lakh. The financial capital of the country, Mumbai’s COVID-19 tally rose to 80,262 with the addition of 1,554 new cases, while 57 fresh deaths took the toll to 4,686.

After Thane and Mira-Bhayandar, a stringent lockdown begins in Navi Mumbai from midnight. The chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday tweeted, “1, 01,172 patients have been cured of COVID 19 and have returned home. This number stands crucial as humanity is fighting against an invisible enemy. Our machinery is working 24×7 to leave no stone unturned. We can and we will win this War against Virus.”

On the other hand, the Union health ministry has now revised the home isolation guidelines to include asymptomatic positive patients in the list of mild or pre-symptomatic coronavirus infection cases. The move was taken as a large number of people showing no symptoms being detected for COVID-19. However, those suffering from immune-compromised status (like HIV, transplant recipients, cancer therapy) are not eligible for home isolation.

Meanwhile, the Civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday announced the suspension of all international flight operations in the country till July 31 in view of growing cases of the deadly virus.

The department issued a circular in Friday, specified that the extended restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA. However, it said that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis.

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