An aerial view of Mumbai during lockdown. (Photo:PTI)
Several members of the top bureaucracy in Maharashtra have been asked to stay home amid Covid-19 scare in their residential building in Mumbai.
The Maharashtra chief secretary reportedly asked some of the top babus not to step out of their homes after a person staying in the servant quarters of the Mumbai’s Avanti-Ambar building died of heart attack Tuesday night. The deceased worked for one of the IAS officers residing in the official quarters in Mumbai.
To ascertain if the death was related to coronavirus, the administration passed the instructions to the IAS officers and not report to work.
Few officers who reside in the building also work for control room set up by the state government for coordination in the Covid-19 outbreak.
117 new cases in Maharashtra on Wednesday
On the fifteenth day of the national lockdown on Wednesday the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra increased by 117 to 1,135, with Mumbai city recording 72 new cases, a state health official said.
The death toll of Covid-19 cases in the state also went up to 72 with eight persons succumbing to the disease. On Tuesday, the state had recorded an increase of 150 in the number of conronavirus infection cases.
On Wednesday, the death toll in Mumbai rose to 45. The country's financial capital has recorded 714 Covid-19 patients. As many as 117 persons have been discharged after recovery across the state so far.
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