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Coronavirus: Two persons from Mumbai, Thane respectively test positive – Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai: Two more persons in Maharashtra tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. One of them hails from Mumbai, while the other is from neighbouring Thane district.

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope confirmed the state toll. With this, the total number of cases in Maharashtra now stands at 14.

The new coronavirus patient in Mumbai is a 65-year-old man who has returned from Dubai and his condition is somewhat critical, Tope told mediapersons. On the other hand, the patient in Thane, who is currently admitted to the Kasturba hospital in the city, has travelled to France recently.

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According to sources, the Thane man is among the 34 persons who had returned from four foreign destinations– Iran, France, Dubai and Kuwait — recently. Of them, 12 are from Ambernath, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar areas. All the people had returned to India in the last couple of weeks. All of them have been kept under observation.

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Earlier in the day, Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram had confirmed that one more person tested positive for the contagious virus in the city, taking the total to nine in Pune. The person had a travel history to the United States.

One person has tested positive in Nagpur.

In order to curb further spreading of the virus, Tope said that no permission will be granted for public gatherings in the state. “Even political or religious gatherings should not be allowed, the collectors have been told,” he added.

At least 74 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country so far. The virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has claimed more than 4,000 lives worldwide and has infected more 1,17,330 people across 110 countries.

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At least 74 people in India have been infected with the COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. Numbers continue to rise each day as fresh cases are being reported from across the sub-continent. With travel advisories issued, there are concerned individuals put and treated in isolation wards or those who have been put under self-quarantine for 14 days.

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