Thane district is the biggest contributor of Covid-19 in Maharashtra after Mumbai. According to Thane civic body, on Sunday COVID-19 cases breaching the 30000-mark in Thane and deaths nearing 1000.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister of Public Health Rajesh Tope has directed the district and civic administrations to increase detection, testing and treatment with the involvement of the local population.
With no let up in Covid-19 cases, Thane district collectorate said that some areas of the city, the largest in the district, will be put under stringent lockdown from July 1. Its additional Municipal Commissioner Ganesh Deshmukh informed that modalities of the move were being discussed and details of curbs areas will be announced soon. With an addition of 1,345 cases in Thane yesterday the tally has now reached 30,289. The district also witnessed 36 deaths which took the toll to 983.
While, in Navi Mumbai, its civic chief has already announced total lockdown in 12 containment areas in the city starting today, during which house-to-house screening drives would be undertaken. In Neighbouring Palghar district, collector Kailas Shinde also declared some areas as containment zones and ordered lockdown to contain the outbreak.