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Deserted streets in Mumbai following the lockdown imposed to curb spread of coronavirus | Photo: Vasant Prabhi | ThePrint

Over 5,000 quarantined in Maharashtra after being in close contact with Covid-19 patients

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope says around 4,000 heath department staffers have been deputed for surveillance and follow up of people quarantined.
Shoppers wear masks at Delhi' Khan Market amidst coronavirus outbreak | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Tracking India’s coronavirus deaths — 24 of first 35 victims had no foreign travel history

An analysis by ThePrint finds that 77% of Covid-19 casualties in India had comorbidities, 69% were men and over a third had no reported travel or contact history. 
An aerial view of Mumbai during nation-wide lockdown in wake of coronavirus pandemic, 25 March | PTI

72 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra with 59 in Mumbai alone, biggest rise in single day

This takes the total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra to 302, a health official said.
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This is how prisons across India plan to release and track 34,000 inmates

Decision on prisoners was made after Supreme Court ordered states to consider releasing some inmates on parole to reduce overcrowding because of coronavirus outbreak.  
Pedestrians and shoppers wear protective masks and other face coverings at a vegetable market in Mumbai, India. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

With social boycott and fines, Covid-19 is the new ‘untouchability’ in Maharashtra villages

In several villages across Maharashtra, gram panchayats have ‘warned residents’ with a social boycott if they let relatives from cities into the precincts. 
Residents dressed in traditional attire celebrate Gudi Padwa during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Girgaon in Mumbai, on 25 March 2020

How Maharashtra and southern states are celebrating Gudi Padwa, Ugadi in lockdown

Celebrations in urban Maharashtra were elaborate but low-key in rural areas, while in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, the mood was sombre.
Evacuees airlifted from Rome, Italy on their arrival at IGI airport, before being sent to a quarantine facility in New Delhi on 22 March | Photo: PTI

India’s rich are passing coronavirus to the poor, but not offering monetary help

Be it Akshay Kumar or Anurag Kashyap, Ambanis or Adanis, India's wealthy have yet to open their hearts, let alone their purse, in times of coronavirus.
A view of the National Academy of Direct Taxes campus in Nagpur. | Photo: NADT website

‘Can’t ensure functioning mess’ — 150 IRS trainees told to leave Nagpur academy amid lockdown

IRS trainees at National Academy of Direct Taxes in Nagpur say their leave requests weren’t heard earlier when transport was available. Official says order not mandatory.
Medical workers attend to a suspected coronavirus patient as he is shifted to the isolation ward of Gandhi Hospital, in Hyderabad

Fifth coronavirus death in India, second casualty in Maharashtra

A 63-year-old man died of the virus in Mumbai Sunday. The BMC stated the patient had a chronic history of diabetes, high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease.
Commuters cross a road near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai

Workplaces in Mumbai, Pune shut till 31 March, govt offices to operate with 25% attendance

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said only essential services will remain open which include food, milk & medicines. The state so far has 52 positive coronavirus cases.

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Tablighi Jamaat brought out Republic, Zee and Times Now’s fangs that Covid-19 had withdrawn

The unity of TV channels against coronavirus was too good to be true. The Tablighi Jamaat gave most of them the chance to show their true colours.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.


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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.