On Monday, Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol announced that COVID-19 had claimed the first life in Pune city. He mentioned that a 52-year-old person passed away while undergoing treatment for the novel coronavirus. According to the Pune Mayor, the close contacts of the person were admitted in a private hospital. Disclosing more details, Marol stated that the deceased person was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. He contracted the novel coronavirus on March 22. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra has reported 193 confirmed novel coronavirus cases while the death toll has surged to 9.
A 52-year-old man who had tested positive for Coronavirus has passed away around noon today. He suffered from diabetes and hypertension. He was admitted at Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital. There are total 32 Coronavirus cases in Pune: Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol pic.twitter.com/EMkeSS0eIb— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
52-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Pune; Maharashtra toll reaches 9: Health Official— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) March 30, 2020
Addressing the people on March 29, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray stated that the government was making arrangements for the accommodation and food of the migrant workers. He revealed that relief centres had been started at 262 places across the state. Moreover, he advised people against crowding to avoid any unfortunate incident.
Maharashtra Government has set up 262 relief camps across the State which is presently providing shelter to 70,399 migrant labour/ the homeless people to ensure that they have food, and a roof in this crisis.#MaharashtraCares #WarAgainstVirus— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) March 29, 2020
Speaking exclusively with Republic TV on March 27, Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal clarified various aspects of the nationwide lockdown imposed to combat COVID-19. He stated that there should be an unhindered movement of essential goods and services. Dismissing the notion that people could buy groceries only in a certain time period, he mentioned that the shops selling essential commodities had been allowed to remain open for 24 hours.