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Jun 30, 2020

Maharashtra: Authorities grapple to contain rising COVID-19 cases

In Maharashtra, authorities are grappling to contain the COVID-19 which is rapidly spreading in every section of the soceity.

Along with civilians, medical personnel, police and defense personnel too have been affected.

As many as, 67 policemen tested positive for the virus in last 24 hours, while a total of 59 policemen have succumbed to the infection till date.

AIR correspondent reports, frontline workers who are more vulnerable to the virus have been facing the brunt of the  infection in Maharashtra, the worst affected state due to Covid-19 in the country.

And this is apparent as, 67 more police personnel from the state have tested positive for COVID-19 in last 24 hours.

With this the total number of police personnel affected by Covid -19 in the state has reached 4810 and death toll going up to 59.

On the other hand, as many as 361 inmates have so far tested positive across 11 prisons of the state, of which 106 are active cases.

94 prison staff have also tested positive while four deaths have been reported in these prisons.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to extend the Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November this year.

He said the scheme will benefit seven crore people in the state of Maharashtra.

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