Heavy traffic jam was witnessed at the Western Express Highway in Mumbai on June 30. The jam increased while police checked vehicles amid coronavirus pandemic situation. There are over 73,000 active cases of COVID-19 outbreak in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 29 announced lockdown in the state till July 31 in view of increasing cases.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali on July 6 reached Bandra Police Station to record his statement in connection with suicide case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The police have so far recorded the statements of at least 29 people in connection with the case related to the death of the 34-year-old actor last month, which left millions of his fans shocked. Earlier last week, Bollywood casting director Shanoo Sharma, and the deceased actor's costar from the film 'Dil Bechara', Sanjana Sanghi were also questioned by Mumbai Police.
Actor Sanjana Sanghi was questioned at Bandra Police Station in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. Sanjana Sanghi will be seen in Sushant's yet to release film 'Dil Bechara'. Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide at his Bandra residence on June 14.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe said that Bandra police has recorded statements of 27 people so far in connection with the death case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and police is investigating every angle behind actor's suicide. "Bandra police has recorded statements of 27 people so far in the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. We have got his detailed postmortem report and doctors have clearly mentioned asphyxia due to hanging as cause of his death," Trimukhe said. "We are investigating the reason behind his suicide from every angle," Trimukhe added. Rajput had died of suicide at his Bandra residence in Mumbai by hanging himself. However, no suicide note was recovered from Rajput's residence, police said.
Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput's last movie 'Dil Bechara' to release on online streaming platform Disney Plus Hotstar on July 24. The announcement was made by movie's director Mukesh Chhabra on Twitter. With an aim to honour the legacy of the actor, the streaming platform is making the movie available to even the non-subscribers. The 34year old actor, was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14. The movie is the official remake of 2014 Hollywood romantic drama 'The Fault in our Stars.'
A delegation led by LoP Devendra Fadnavis met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to handover the memorandum seeking assistance for the people affected in the Konkan region due to cyclone Nisarga in Mumbai on June 13. "I along with some BJP leaders toured Konkan region for 2 days. Today, we apprised the Chief Minister about the situation in Konkan. Horticulturists have suffered a major loss there and the govt aid is insufficient," Fadnavis said. "I've urged the CM to change the basis of providing aid and waive off loans of horticulturists and fishermen. We've also put forth our demands related to tourism sector there. Even electricity has not been restored which should be done at the earliest," he further added.
Former chief minister of Maharashtra and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on June 13 stated that state government is trying to keep number of COVID-19 cases low by testing less number of samples. "Maharashtra has capacity to test 38000 samples per day for COVID-19 but only 14000 tests are conducted. Mumbai has capacity to test 12000 samples per day but only 4000 tests happen," he added. The total number in Maharashtra stands at 101141, which includes 3717 deaths so far.
Nesco Exhibition Centre in Mumbai's Goregaon has been converted into COVID-19 quarantine facility. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis visited the centre on June 01. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 70,000 mark, while 2362 deaths have been reported in the state so far.
While speaking to media in Mumbai on July 08, the Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope spoke on reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days amid coronavirus outbreak in the state. He said, "Hotels have re-opened in Maharashtra, likewise, we will consider reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in coming days." "We are positive about it. If social distancing norms are strictly followed, then there is no problem in reopening these two," Health Minister added.
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Around 2000 beds made of polypropylene (a recyclable material) by BubbleGuard Division Nilkamal Limited have been donated for Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Delhi amid coronavirus outbreak in the national capital. While speaking to ANI, the Executive Director of company, Mihir Parekh said, "When pandemic began, we began creating a range of COVID-19 solutions, including beds and virus-guard partitions for offices and buses, using polypropylene (a recyclable material). It can be assembled in less than three minutes." "We have supplied over 4000 beds to hospitals in Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jharkhand and several other locations. We have donated 2000 beds to Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre in Delhi," he added.
Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai on July 05 leaving trees uprooted near the Bandra in Mumbai. Despite several warnings issued by Mumbai Police, people were also seen at sea shore. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also issued high tide warning and has requested people to stay away from the seashore.