Mumbai slum colony, Dharavi has now become the hotspot of COVID-19 cases with the total number of 678 persons testing positive on Saturday. Dharavi has seen its biggest spike of 94 Coronavirus in a single day so far. The health department said that the number of Coronavirus patients in Maharashtra reached to 12,974, while the death toll due to Coronavirus pandemic reached at 548 with 27 new deaths; however 115 patients have been recovered and were discharged from the hospital, taking the number of recovered patients to 2,11
27 Deaths due to Coronavirus out of which, 21 deaths were recorded from Mumbai, four from Pune city, and each was recorded in Bhiwandi and Navi Mumbai. Among this deaths reported 16 were men and 11 women. Thirteen patients out of 27 had high risk comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc.
However among 94new COVID-19 cases highest in single day with the death of 2 people. In some relief, 100 more patients also recovered from Coronavirus pandemic.
Maharashtra Energy Minister and Senior Congress leader Nitin Raut wrote a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah and Railway minister Piyush Goyal demanding to stop collecting travel fair from the migrant workers. Mr Raut has also asked Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackery to take responsibility for the travel expenses of the migrants labours. Migrants stuck in Maharashtra are been sent to their respective states through railways but have been charged for the tickets.
Parasnath Tiwari Maharashtra NCP general secretary also wrote a letter to railway minister and chief minister for demanding ‘free of cost’ travel for migrant labourers.
Mr Raut said, “The Central government should have burnt the expenditure of the migrant labourers’ tickets. The labourers are facing hardship since past 40 days owing to the lockdown. They don’t have enough money as they are daily wage workers. The government should have allowed them to travel for free. I have requested the Centre to make arrangements from the PM CARES fund.”
-Davinder Singh, NMTV News