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Mira-Bhayandar Reports Fifth COVID-19 related Death, 30 booked for opposing cremation

A 5o-year-old male and 67-year-old female, COVID-19 patients from Shiv Sena Galli, Bhayandar(West) breathed their last on Sunday and Monday respectively. The female COVID-19 death makes the toll to reach five in Mira Bhayandar. However, Bhayandar police have booked 30 people who have created a ruckus during the cremation of the male patient on Sunday.  This forces civic authority to shift the dead body to the mortuary.

After rumour spread that the body comes from outside the MBMC jurisdiction, people from the crematorium neighbourhood started a protest. They came to the crematorium ground, violating the lockdown and social distancing norms. Consequently, this forced the civic authority to take back the dead body to the mortuary. However, the last rites of the deceased were performed with the help of police, on Monday.  

Bhayandar Police booked 30 unknown persons in this regard. They were booked under various sections of IPC, Epidemic Disease Act and Maharashtra COVID-19 Regulation Act 2020. “We have registered a case under the relevant sections of the IPC 1860, Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Maharashtra Covid-19 Regulation Act, 2020 against 30 people. We will pick them up based on photographs and videos of the incident,” said a police officer from the Bhayandar Police Station.

Death patients

A 67-year-old lady from Shiv Sena Galli in Bhayander died on Monday while undergoing treatment at Pandit Bhimsen Joshi COVID-19 Hospital. Earlier, she was admitted at the private hospital for a cardiac problem. She was shifted to the COVID-19 Hospital after being tested Coronavirus Positive. On Sunday night, a 50-year-old man from the same locality was died due to coronavirus. He was the fourth COVID-19 death in Mira-Bhayandar. He was admitted to Om Hospital. An atmosphere of fear has spread with two casualties in two consecutive days here. Earlier, three people died due to corona in Mira Road.

Coronavirus update

Nine new coronavirus cases detected, including seven months old infant and his 24 years old mother on Tuesday. They are from Golden Nest area of Bhayandar (East) and were close contact of old positive patient, who was a driver of a doctor at Hinduja Hospital. While seven are close contacted of previously positive patients, two are newly identified infectious patients. Three patients are from Hyderi Chowk, Mira Road, who were the close relatives of 55-year-old ambulance mechanic died on May 01.      

 Two patients, a six-year-old toddler and 37-year-old patients are from Classic County on Mira-Bhayandar Road. They were also close contact with the old positive patient. While 23-year-old female from Sheetal Nagar and a 55-year-old male from Jyoti Park Bhayandar(East) are newly discovered positive patients.

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