May 17, 2020, 14.26PM
The lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended ill May 31. Mirror was the first to report on Friday that the lockdown would be extended in the state. The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai continues to surge, with the city reporting 844 fresh cases on Saturday. This takes the total tally of the city to 18,396. To tackle the spike in the number of cases, two more emergency hospitals will be opened next week to handle the grim situation. Meanwhile, three APMC markets will reopen in the coming week. The APMC in Navi Mumbai, which includes vegetable, grain-pulses and spices markets, will open its doors on Monday. After an increasing number of traders and workers contracted the virus, the five wholesale markets had been shut for the past one week.
Lockdown extended in Maharashtra
#Breaking | #Lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended till May 31. Red, orange and green zone rules will apply as… https://t.co/zAihdKdYLv— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) 1589703949000
Overall stimulus package
The overall stimulus package under the Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) Bharat amounts to Rs 20,97,053 crores: Finance Mi… https://t.co/8bzJ1VNe37— ANI (@ANI) 1589699576000
Visakhapatnam: Police chain doctor, thrash indiscriminately
In a bizarre incident, Visakhapatnam police chained, dragged on the road, thrashing indiscriminately an anaesthetist who was suspended by the government two months ago after he spoke openly about shortage of N-95 masks for doctors. Hundreds of people remained mute spectators to the inhuman treatment meted out to Dr. Sudhakar. The police tied his hands behind and went on thrashing him before dumping him in an auto to take to police station.
‘Target of Rs 3,000 crore nearly achieved’
One-time transfer of Rs 2,000 has reached 8.19 crore farmers, total amount Rs 16,394 crore. NSAP beneficiaries got… https://t.co/GredxAru10— ANI (@ANI) 1589694864000