* 11.14pm: Daily wage labourers lined up for ration in Mumbai.
* 10.02am: Only 66 vehicles of vegetables arrived Monday morning at the wholesale APMC. Director of the wholesale vegetable market, Shankar Pingle said that there were few buyers even for this small quantum. Only those traders who sought permission have got their supplies.
*9.33am: Twelve more Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra; state tally jumps to 215: Maharashtra government
*9.09am: Maharashtra government says reports of coronavirus lockdown being extended not true.
* Contact dept for shortage of essential goods, urges minister
Food and civil supply minister Chhagan Bhujbal appealed to people to contact the department so their complaints related to shortage of essential goods can be addressed effectively.
The service will be provided 24×7. The numbers provided by Bhujbal include: Department secretary Sanjay Khandare (9869303999), Deputy secretary Satish Supe (9322236191), Desk officer Hemant Wadikar (9820940400), Officer on special duty Anil Sonawane (9766158111).
* Housing societies must ensure nobody steps out: Maharashtra govt
With a three-week lockdown and work from home mandatory for most people, the state administration has tasked the managing committees of housing societies to ensure that residents do not step outside their homes unless essential.
‘Deliveries at housiing society gate only, ensure social distancing’
The managing committee also has to ensure that the delivery is made at the society gate, directs the order issued on behalf of the collector. It is then to be delivered to every flat by the security or by calling one member from every family to come to the gate and collect the provisions. However, if the distribution is at the gate, then social distancing has to be ensured.
* Shiv Bhojan Thali for Rs 5, shelters in govt facilities
In a televised address, the chief minister declared that the cost of the Shiv Bhojan Thali, a food programme for the poor, would be reduced from Rs 10 to Rs 5 with immediate effect.
“I request all migrant workers and labourers to stay where they are. My government will provide you free food and shelter for the entire lockdown period. We have set up 163 food centres,” he said in a message.
* 70,000-80,000 labourers stay put in city, assured of free food
At least 70-80,000 labourers, many of them living on construction sites in Mumbai, Navi-Mumbai, Raigad, Thane and Palghar, have stayed put, heeding the call to comply with restrictions on movement.
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