- Title: Police hold flag march to enforce coronavirus lockdown in Mumbai
- Date: 11th April 2020
- Summary: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (APRIL 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF POLICE PERSONNEL WALKING DURING FLAG MARCH POLICE OFFICER MAKING ANNOUNCEMENT VARIOUS OF POLICE PERSONNEL WALKING POLICE PERSONNEL ASKING PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE VARIOUS OF POLICE PERSONNEL WALKING POLICE VAN MOVING POLICE OFFICER MAKING ANNOUNCEMENT VARIOUS OF POLICE PERSONNEL WALKING
- Keywords: India Maharashtra Mumbai contagion coronavirus disease
- Reuters ID: LVA001C91Q2J3
- Location: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:01:46
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Police in India's Maharashtra state, the worst hit by the coronavirus, took out a flag march to raise awareness about the deadly disease and ask people to stay indoors.
Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital, has emerged as a hotspot with over 1,500 cases and 110 deaths.
Police personnel were seen asking people who had ventured out to maintain social assistance and made announcement on speakers informing people about the dangers of the virus.
Mumbai's seaside Worli Koliwada slum is in an area that had 184 reported cases on Wednesday, as per the latest data, up from 133 the previous day. In the area home to Mumbai's Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, 12 had tested positive as of Wednesday, up from eight the previous day.
Mumbai authorities say the city's high number of cases in part stems from more aggressive testing.
The local government says it has been able to quarantine more than 24,000 people to stem the outbreak, but officials privately acknowledge they face a daunting task in the slums.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown until April 14, saying it is the only way to avoid a catastrophe in India, where the public health system is weak.
Indian officials have said widespread virus infections could be disastrous in a country where millions live in slums and the health system is already overburdened.
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