Two fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported in Mumbai and Thane on Thursday. With this, the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra reaches 124. Maharashtra is the most-affected state in India with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The state also leads in the number of fatalities as three people have lost their lives after getting infected to the coronavirus.
As per the PTI report, over 2,900 persons were admitted to isolation wards of Maharashtra hospitals since January 18, while currently, 932 persons are in hospital quarantine for suspected exposure to the virus.
As many as 14,502 people have been put under home quarantine to date. However, one coronavirus infected person has been cured and discharged by the hospital.
Meanwhile, in his second address to the nation on coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-days-long nationwide lockdown. The decision was taken in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. The prime minister also urged people to consider this lockdown as 'Curfew' and stay home as much as possible. He also asked people to maintain social distancing to prevent transmission of COVID-19 virus.
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