Two Maharashtra Doctors Booked For Allegedly Claiming To Have Cured Coronavirus

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Two doctors in Maharashtra have been booked on Thursday for allegedly claiming to have cured the Coronavirus infection which has reached a count of 182 in India

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Two doctors in Maharashtra have been booked on Thursday for allegedly claiming to have cured the Coronavirus infection. According to reports, the two doctors in Vasai and Nalasopara respectively had allegedly put hoardings outside their clinics claiming to cure the Coronavirus. However, no vaccine against the disease is available so far, globally. 

As per reports, the police is currently investigating the matter. 

Maha CM declares 'Coronavirus epidemic'

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act declaring the Coronavirus as an epidemic, as announced by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Informing the state Assembly of the number of positive cases detected at that time, he declared all the schools to be shut in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad till further notice. 

Along with it, the Health Ministry has also ordered a temporary closure of all educational establishments (schools, universities, etc), gyms, museums, cultural and social centres, swimming pools and theatres till March 31. The Ministry has advised students to stay home and also urged the promotion of online education.

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Coronavirus crisis in India

As of date, the total number of positive cases in India has reached 182. The maximum cases of the virus have been reported in Maharashtra and Kerala. A third death was reported in India on Tuesday in Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital. Earlier, two deaths were reported in Kalaburgi and West Delhi. 

The Centre has “strongly advised” Indians to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. The government is also monitoring all suspected cases and has issued preventive advisories. Earlier on Saturday, the Central government decided to treat the deadly virus as a "notified disaster", and has since issued even more advisories and travel restrictions.

Read: Mumbai's Dabbawalas to suspend tiffin services till March 31 amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Coronavirus crisis

First detected in Wuhan in December 2019, COVID-19- the novel Coronavirus has affected nearly 173 countries in the world and one international conveyance-- the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan. Presently, there are around 219,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19 which has led to the death of around 8,961 people. As there is no vaccine or specific antiviral medicine to treat COVID-19 yet, countries have been grappling with all possible mechanisms to contain its scope. So far, China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran have witnessed the most number of confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus.

Read: MP demands action against Bank of Maharashtra for making COVID-19 a 'business strategy'

Read: WHO chief calls coronavirus 'enemy against humanity' as cases continue to rise

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