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File photo of Aaditya Thackeray.

Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray tests positive for Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The 30-year-old holds the portfolios of tourism and environment. Maharashtra is the worst-affected state by the Covid-19 pandemic. The state reported as many as 13,601 fresh Covid-19 cases and 58 deaths on Friday.
Maharashtra, which is the worst hit as a second wave of infections starts in India, ordered all theatres and auditoriums to operate at 50% capacity, and allow no one to enter without masks. In this file picture, a frontline worker checks temperature of people in Mumbai. (PTI)
Maharashtra, which is the worst hit as a second wave of infections starts in India, ordered all theatres and auditoriums to operate at 50% capacity, and allow no one to enter without masks. In this file picture, a frontline worker checks temperature of people in Mumbai. (PTI)

States impose fresh curbs as daily cases cross 40,000

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/ Chandigarh/ Bhopal/ New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 02:02 AM IST
  • Cases rose in the national capital too, which saw 716 new infections, also the highest this year, as experts urged the public to maintain distancing and wear masks.
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a resident of Dharavi in Mumbai on Friday.(PTI Photo)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a resident of Dharavi in Mumbai on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Maharashtra records 25,681 new cases of Covid-19, Mumbai crosses 3,000-mark

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said lockdown is an option but he trusts people to follow the norms on their own.
A healthcare worker takes nasal swab of a passenger from Maharashtra for a Covid-19 test upon his arrival at the Bikaner railway station.(PTI File Photo)
A healthcare worker takes nasal swab of a passenger from Maharashtra for a Covid-19 test upon his arrival at the Bikaner railway station.(PTI File Photo)

Covid-19: Maharashtra announces fresh curbs, theatres to operate at 50% capacity

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 04:49 PM IST
According to the new order, all theatres and auditoriums have been asked to operate at 50% capacity, and no one will be allowed to enter without proper wearing of masks.
The government has scaled up testing as was evident as 1,21,335 people were tested in the last 24 hours and 119, 973 before that. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas(REUTERS)
The government has scaled up testing as was evident as 1,21,335 people were tested in the last 24 hours and 119, 973 before that. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas(REUTERS)

Bigger than 1st wave? Maha logs highest single-day cases

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:41 AM IST
  • Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray in his review meeting on Thursday to assess the Covid-19 spread asked the doctors to keep a watch on the various strains of Covid-19 virus and guide the government in suggesting ways to bring the situation under control.
A healthcare worker conducts thermal screening of a passenger at CSMT Railway Station in Mumbai on Wednesday, as Covid-19 cases spike across Maharashtra.(PTI Photo)
A healthcare worker conducts thermal screening of a passenger at CSMT Railway Station in Mumbai on Wednesday, as Covid-19 cases spike across Maharashtra.(PTI Photo)

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh temporarily stops bus service to and from Maharashtra

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, recorded 25,833 new cases of Covid-19 - its highest ever since the beginning of the pandemic. This took the state's caseload to 23,96,340, while the death toll jumped to 53,138 with 58 new fatalities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested bringing focus back on the test-trace-treat strategy by ensuring at least 70% of tests are through the RT-PCR method among other strategies to curb spread of Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested bringing focus back on the test-trace-treat strategy by ensuring at least 70% of tests are through the RT-PCR method among other strategies to curb spread of Covid-19. (PTI Photo)

Stop 2nd surge to prevent pan-Indian outbreak: Modi

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 03:12 AM IST
  • CMs ask for opening vaccination drive to more people, higher supply to boost pace
The outbreak in Maharashtra is particularly serious in the regions of Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Thane and Mumbai. In this file picture, view of CSMT from the terrace of BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
The outbreak in Maharashtra is particularly serious in the regions of Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Thane and Mumbai. In this file picture, view of CSMT from the terrace of BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)

Govt says 2nd wave in Maharashtra; PM’s meet today

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 06:12 AM IST
  • The PM is expected to raise the issue of states where the virus appears to be taking hold once again, and is likely to stress on the need to accelerate vaccinations, according to officials who asked not to be named.
Wednesday’s meeting will be the first such discussion between the PM and the CMs since India launched the world’s largest immunisation drive against the infectious disease on January 16.(PTI Photo)
Wednesday’s meeting will be the first such discussion between the PM and the CMs since India launched the world’s largest immunisation drive against the infectious disease on January 16.(PTI Photo)

Modi to meet all CMs again amid rise in Covid infections

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 03:47 AM IST
  • Modi is also expected to reiterate that the states must ensure strict adherence of health protocols, including social distancing and wearing of masks.
A health care worker collects swab sample from travellers for coronavirus screening at Dadar station in Mumbai, (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
A health care worker collects swab sample from travellers for coronavirus screening at Dadar station in Mumbai, (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra records 16,062 Covid-19 cases; Mumbai reports close to 2k infections

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/ New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 09:03 PM IST
  • Maharashtra currently has 126,231 active cases. The state has conducted 108,381 tests in the last 24 hours.
CM pointed out that crowds had increased in most places since activities resumed in a phased manner from October, and safety rules were not being followed and this had resulted in a steep surge in cases.(PTI Photo)
CM pointed out that crowds had increased in most places since activities resumed in a phased manner from October, and safety rules were not being followed and this had resulted in a steep surge in cases.(PTI Photo)

Don't force us to implement strict lockdown: Maharashtra CM gives last warning

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:27 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray warned hotel and restaurant owners and said that a central team which visited a hotel recently told him that people were lackadaisical regarding Covid-19 preventative measures.
Mumbai's coronavirus tally till Thursday night was 3,38,631, while the death toll was 11,515. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni (REUTERS)
Mumbai's coronavirus tally till Thursday night was 3,38,631, while the death toll was 11,515. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni (REUTERS)

90% of Mumbai's Covid-19 patients in past 2 months from highrises

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Of the total number of 23,002 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 in the first two months of this year, 90 per centwere residents of building
So far, 715 patients have died due the virus in the district of Latur(HT Photo)
So far, 715 patients have died due the virus in the district of Latur(HT Photo)

44 students test positive for Covid-19 at a hostel in Maharashtra's Latur

PTI | , Latur
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • Last month, 47 other students from the same hostel were found infected
Thackeray asked people to strictly follow Covid-19 preventative measures. (PTI Photo)
Thackeray asked people to strictly follow Covid-19 preventative measures. (PTI Photo)

Decision on lockdown not easy, review meet to be held in next few days: Uddhav

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:07 PM IST
  • He said a second lockdown can be avoided only if citizens in the state follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
With the current timing of 8-12 hours, around 35,000-40,000 people are getting vaccinated by the BMC. (ANI Photo)
With the current timing of 8-12 hours, around 35,000-40,000 people are getting vaccinated by the BMC. (ANI Photo)

Mumbai Covid-19: With 24X7 operation, BMC aims for 1 lakh vaccine shots daily

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:16 PM IST
  • As fresh Covid-19 infections are on the rise in Mumbai, the civic body is tightening its surveillance.
Travelers coming from other states give swab samples to test for Covid-19 infection, at Thane Railway Station, in this file picture from February 2021. The district has an active caseload over 10,000. ( Praful Gangurde / Hindustan Times)
Travelers coming from other states give swab samples to test for Covid-19 infection, at Thane Railway Station, in this file picture from February 2021. The district has an active caseload over 10,000. ( Praful Gangurde / Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra records 9,927 fresh Covid-19 cases; active cases over 10k in 3 dist

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 09:55 PM IST
  • Maharashtra currently has 95,322 active cases and the case fatality rate in the state is at 2.35%. The state has seen a drop in the number of active cases from Monday when it had 97,637 active cases.
People wait in a queue to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai. (AP)
People wait in a queue to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai. (AP)

Maharashtra daily Covid-19 cases drop by 2,397; death toll reaches 52,500

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:34 PM IST
  • The drop in Covid-10 cases comes in the backdrop of a reduction in the number of tests. Maharashtra tested 70,941 people in the past 24 hours - a drop of 20,294.
A health worker from NMMC Hospital conducts RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 at Vashi Railway Station Complex in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker from NMMC Hospital conducts RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 at Vashi Railway Station Complex in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Karnataka asks drivers, conductors entering state to show negative RT-PCR report

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:40 PM IST
  • The decision comes in the wake of a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra as well as Kerala.
A boy walks past a graffiti amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai(Reuters)
A boy walks past a graffiti amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai(Reuters)

Maharashtra reports over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases in nearly 5 months

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:21 PM IST
  • Maharashtra reports massive single-day spike of 10,216 Covid-19 cases, 53 deaths; total cases near 2.2 million
A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra’s daily Covid-19 cases remain below 8,000 for second straight day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 09:44 PM IST
  • With 54 deaths on Tuesday, Maharashtra’s death toll reached 52,238.
Maharashtra has been witnessing an increase in the number of cases since February 10. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_23_2021_000161B)(PTI)
Maharashtra has been witnessing an increase in the number of cases since February 10. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_23_2021_000161B)(PTI)

Mumbai's daily Covid-19 infection tally falls to 643, Maha witnesses spike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:58 PM IST
  • Maharashtra witnessed a slight increase in the tally of daily infections on Tuesday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

News updates from HT: 'Not afraid of any intimidation,' says Mamata Banerjee

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state virtually on Covid-19 situation.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray addressed the state virtually on Covid-19 situation.

Social gatherings banned, special drive to be launched: Maharashtra under curbs

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Maharashtra recorded 6,971 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, according to state health department. Its capital Mumbai recorded 921 cases.
A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A medic in PPE takes a swab sample for during RT-PCR based coronavirus testing at NMMC Hospital Nerul in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Surge in Covid-19 cases in Maha: Find out which districts have high caseload

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:58 AM IST
  • The state has seen a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases over the past few days which has led to the government to say that it will be forced to impose another lockdown if people keep flouting the guidelines.
People wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus are seen inside a shopping mall in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai. (AFP)
People wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus are seen inside a shopping mall in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai. (AFP)

Thane district's Covid-19 count soars, tally reaches 257,112

PTI | , Thane
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:17 AM IST
As the virus claimed the life of two persons, the death toll in the district rose to 6,198.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh take first complain call at Control room at 12 midnight in Pune CP office in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh take first complain call at Control room at 12 midnight in Pune CP office in Pune. (HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh tests positive for Covid-19

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:13 PM IST
A state health official said Deshmukh was on a tour of east Vidarbha over the last few days and returned to Nagpur on Thursday.
People maintain social distancing while standing in a queue outside a bank, in Maharashtra’s Karad, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
People maintain social distancing while standing in a queue outside a bank, in Maharashtra’s Karad, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Maharashtra Covid-19 cases reach 1,297 in a month; mortality rate double than India’s

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 01:23 PM IST
On March 9, Maharashtra reported its first case of Covid-19 when a couple in Pune were tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 virus.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray gives hand sanitiser to a minister as he chairs a cabinet meeting via video conference, on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray gives hand sanitiser to a minister as he chairs a cabinet meeting via video conference, on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Maharashtra to start ‘fever clinics’ for Covid-19 patients: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also said that people should start using mask if coming out to buy essentials.
A man ties a rope outside his house to prevent his children from going outside and to stop people from coming to his home, after people in the area tested positive for the coronavirus disease Covid-19 in Dharavi, Mumbai, on April 6.(Reuters Photo)
A man ties a rope outside his house to prevent his children from going outside and to stop people from coming to his home, after people in the area tested positive for the coronavirus disease Covid-19 in Dharavi, Mumbai, on April 6.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra inch towards 900 after 23 more test positive, says state health department

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 12:56 PM IST
With these new cases, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has reached 536, the health department officials said.
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