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BOM24 MH-CURFEW-LD MUMBAI Janta curfew: Mumbai locks itself up to fight COVID-19 Mumbai, Mar 22 (PTI) The iconic Gateway of India, Juhu beach and the Bandra-Worli sealink, which are otherwise always bustling with activity, wore a desolate look on Sunday as Mumbai joined the nationwide 'Janta curfew' proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to check the spread of coronavirus.

BOM26 MH-VIRUS-LD THACKERAY Maha imposes prohibitory orders to ensure social distancing Mumbai, Mar 22 (PTI) The Maharashtra government on Sunday said Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits gathering of over five persons at public places, is being imposed in the state in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

BOM14 MH-VIRUS-LOCAL TRAINS Mumbai local train services to stop from Sunday midnight Mumbai, Mar 22 (PTI) Mumbai, also knows as the city that never sleeps, finally braces for a virtual lockdown as local train services will stop from Sunday midnight till March 31 in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.

BOM11 MH-VIRUS-DEATH Another COVID-19 patient dies in Mumbai; Maha toll reaches 2 Mumbai, Mar 22 (PTI) A 63-year-old coronavirus patient died in Mumbai on Sunday, taking the death toll in Maharashtra to two, a health official said.

BOM31 GJ-VIRUS-LD DEATH Surat man first victim of coronavirus in Gujarat Surat, Mar 22 (PTI) Coronavirus claimed its first victim in Gujarat on Sunday when a 67-year-old man, who had tested positive for the infection, died at a private hospital here, officials said.

BOM30 MP-VIRUS-CASE Student who returned from London tests coronavirus +ve in Bhopal Bhopal, Mar 22 (PTI) A woman studying law, who recently returned from London, tested positive for the coronavirus in Bhopal on Sunday, making it the first case of COVID-19 in the Madhya Pradesh capital, an official said on Sunday.

BOM18 CG-ENCOUNTER-BODIES C'garh Naxal encounter: Bodies of 17 missing cops found Raipur, Mar 22 (PTI) Bodies of 17 security personnel, who were missing after an encounter with Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, were found on Sunday, police said.

BES3 MP-VIRUS-FLIGHT-WOMAN Coronavirus: AI pax shows flu symptoms, hospitalised in MP Bhopal, Mar 22 (PTI) An Air India flight was on Sunday detained for one hour after a woman passenger who alighted at the airport here showed flu like symptoms, after which she was rushed to JP Hospital for suspectd exposure to the novel coronavirus, an official said.

BES13 MH-VIRUS-HOSPITAL ADVISORY Coronavirus: Maharashtra issues advisory for private hospitals Mumbai, Mar 22 (PTI) The Maharashtra government on Saturday issued an advisory to private hospitals asking them to postpone non-emergency services and prepare isolation wards in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

BES9 MH-VIRUS-PAWAR Help local govt agencies in Covid-19 fight: Pawar to NCP MPs Mumbai, Mar 22 (PTI) NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday urged all the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members of his party not to visit Delhi and instead help their respective local government agencies in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.