MUMBAI:India on Sunday (22 March) witnessed its fifth death due to COVID-19 after a 63-year old man died in Maharashtra. The deceased suffered a chronic history of diabetes, high blood pressure issues, and ischemic heart disease, according to Mumbai’s Public Health Department.
Maharashtra, with 74 positive cases, remains the most affected state across the nation.
Meanwhile, Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra have worn a deserted look on Sunday, March 22, as millions have remained indoors for the voluntary ‘Janata Curfew’ to isolate the spread of novel coronavirus.
All roads, highways, railway stations, metro-rail, mono-rail, city and State Transport Buses appear deserted, with people staying at home since 7 a.m. on Sunday.
The Central Railway, Western Railway, and Konkan Railway have cancelled all long-distance trains between midnight to 10 p.m. on Sunday, though trains already en route will ply as usual.
Similarly, the Central and Western Railways have slashed their Mumbai suburban services by around 40%, the Mumbai Metro has been shut on Sunday, and only emergency or extremely essential services are being operated.
Of the few people occasionally seen on roads or stations, police were seen checking their identity cards, and only those genuinely out for essential service missions were being permitted to stay outdoors.