New Delhi: On a day when the confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 32 in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and discussed the state’s preparedness to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Also Read - Saudi Arabia Returnee Dies in Maharashtra's Buldhana, Coronavirus Link Suspected
The telephonic conversation between the two leaders was centred on the efforts by the state and the Centre to tackle the coronavirus case. During the telephonic talks, the Maharashtra Chief Minister informed PM Modi about the measures taken by his government in the state. Also Read - Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra Records Highest Number of Confirmed COVID Cases in India, Tally Rises to 31
Earlier, the Maharashtra government invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 that gives wide-ranging powers to officials to enforce measures, including that of lockdown and quarantine, required to tackle an outbreak. Also Read - With 17 Cases Of Coronavirus, Maharashtra Orders Closure of Theatres, Gyms & Swimming Pools in Six Cities
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the state government has ordered the closure of educational institutions, theatres, malls, parks, swimming pools, gymnasiums as preventive measures.
The Health Department on Sunday stated that a 59-year-old woman has tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, taking the number of positive cases in the state to 32.
As per updates from the Maharashtra Health Department, the woman has a travel history to Russia and Kazakhstan.
Earlier in the day, Mumbai Police issued advisory prohibiting any kind of tour involving a group of people travelling together to foreign or domestic destination organised by private tour operators or otherwise.
The move from the state comes after the Central government on Saturday decided to treat the deadly virus as a ‘notified disaster’.