56-year-old fish vendor in Thane tests positive

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Apr 17, 2020 11:15 PM IST
Copy Link
By, Thane

Five new cases were reported from Thane on Friday, taking the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the city to 115.

A 56-year-old fish vendor from Sawarkar Nagar in Thane tested positive. He had his stall at Lokmanya Nagar market and sold fish till April 14, although the markets had shut, said the residents.

An official of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said, “The fish vendor used to open his stall from 3am to 5am. The locals said there was a lot of crowd in the market. How was the market operational despite orders? Moreover, it is a herculean task to trace the people who came in contact with the fish vendor.”

Apart from the fish vendor, two new cases were found in Mumbra, one in Koknipada and Panchpakhadi each.

Kopri was a green zone but got a first positive case. A policeman, who works in Mumbra and lives in Kopri, tested positive. The borders of Kopri have been sealed.

The official added, “The policeman from Mumbra police station had come in contact with a senior official who had tested positive.”

Earlier on Friday, Maharashtra housing minister Jitendra Awhad tweeted that 36 of his workers had tested negative. So far, 16 of his party workers and staff have been tested positive for the virus.

A 26-year-old man from Dombivli (East) was tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, taking the total count in Kalyan-Dombivli to 61. Civic officials said four patients were discharged on Friday.

Two new cases of Covid-19 were reported from Bhiwandi -- a 53-year-old man who came from Malegaon for work and a 23-year-old tailor who works in Bandra, Mumbai.

In total, there are four positive cases in Bhiwandi, out of which, one is from Bhiwandi rural. The civic body has quarantined 114 people.

(Inputs from Sajana Nambiar)


    I am a special correspondent with Hindustan Times and also the chief of bureau for Thane. I have worked in Thane for over a decade, covering social, civic, infrastructural, political and cultural issues.

Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot. 

    Ashok Gehlot renews attack on Sachin Pilot, hurls big charge over 2020 coup

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has launched a fresh attack on his former deputy Sachin Pilot, alleging he was in connivance with Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in 2020 to topple the Congress government in the state, news agency PTI reported. Pilot and his supporters had rebelled against Gehlot in 2020, by staging a dharna outside the Raj Bhavan before moving to Haryana. It was after efforts by Gandhi family that Pilot relented.

  • Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

    Sec 144 in Mumbai till July 10; political leaders’ security strengthened

    Amid the escalating tensions between Maharashtra's ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena and its rebel faction, the Mumbai Police on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which disallows movement and unlawful assembly of five or more people, in the city. The instructions to remain alert and to provide security was taken at a meeting chaired by Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey.

  • Two separate cases under the Section 380 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code were registered at the Manimajra police station in Chandigarh in connection with the two thefts. (Getty Images)

    Two youths held in separate cases of thefts in Chandigarh

    Police arrested two youths for alleged thefts in Manimajra. The arrested accused have been identified as Arjun, 20, of Kishangarh, and Deepak, 20, of Dhanas. Police said Krishan Lal of Mori Gate, Manimajra, reported a theft of a total of 10 ceiling and pedestal fans from his shop at the Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, on June 19.

  • The gang’s modus operandi involves hacking accounts, cloning and skimming cards to purchase items and then selling them immediately to get cash. (iStock)

    Two members of gang of online fraudsters arrested in Chandigarh

    Two men, who worked as carriers for a gang involved in a slew of cybercrimes, were arrested with 35.7 lakh cash and jewellery worth 12.94 lakh on Saturday. The arrested accused are Chauhan Ratan, and his brother-in-law Parmar Rajesh of Sector 47, Chandigarh. The gang's modus operandi involves hacking accounts, cloning and skimming cards to purchase items and then selling them immediately to get cash.

  • Work underway at the Sector 14/15 25/26 roundabout in Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

    Chandigarh MC remodelling six rotaries to reduce road casualties

    Work is underway in the city to remodel six roundabouts as per the latest directives of the Indian Road Congress so as to reduce fatalities due to road mishaps. The roundabouts being upgraded include the Sector 14/15/24/25 roundabout, Sector 15/16/23/24 roundabout, Sector 36/37/41/42 roundabout, Sector 37/38/40/41 roundabout, Sector 19/27/20/30 roundabout and Sector 31/32/46/47 roundabout.

Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, June 26, 2022