The number of coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai and other areas of Maharashtra has been increasing exponentially. As of June 15, Maharashtra crossed the 1,10,000-mark and COVID-19 cases in Mumbai are nearing the 60,000-mark.
A similar pattern has been observed with the exponential increase of cases across different wards of the city. As per reports, there are many wards in Mumbai where cases are more or equal to that of the cases in other states of India.
The State Health Ministry released the data on June 14, 2020, which showed that Mumbai’s Ward K-East which comprises of the Andheri(E), Vile Parle (E) and Jogeshwari (E) had 4,076 cases. which was more than the number of coronavirus cases in Punjab (3267). The tally was also more than the COVID-19 cases found in Uttarakhand, Orissa, Kerala and Chhattisgarh.
Talking about the G-North ward of BMC, as of June 14, the number of cases was 3,384 which were more than that of the cases found in Jharkhand, Tripura, Goa and Manipur.
Out of the 24 wards in Mumbai, there are 14 wards in which the coronavirus cases are more than 2000. Does the list include wards K-East, G-North, L, K-West, E, F-North, F-South, S, N, H-East, P-North, G-South, M-East, M-West. Similarly over the last few weeks. It has been observed in the cases in Borivali, i.e. R-Central and Kandivali, i.e. R-South have also been increasing.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, earlier this month, announced the ‘Mission Begin Again’ initiative. The relaxations were provided on the lockdown restrictions and certain activities in the city and other parts of the state were permitted from June 5, 2020, after the end of Cyclone Nisarga. However, the CM has also appealed to the citizens to ensure that the social distancing norms are followed.
If the citizens are seen flouting the norms and not following the guidelines as issued by the ministry the state government of Maharashtra, officials will look at imposing or extending the lockdown further. Currently, certain containment zones in the state are observing a lockdown until June 30th.