Maharashtra: Pune woman with no foreign travel history tests positive for Coronavirus

A woman has tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Pune city, a senior official confirmed on Saturday.

However, it was found that the woman had no travel history to any foreign country but had travelled to Navi Mumbai to attend a wedding on March 3.

The woman is currently on ventilator support at Bharti Hospital and had tested positive for the infection after her throat swabs were sent to National Institute of Virology to check for the possibility of swine flu (H1N1), sources said.

The total number of positive cases in Pune rose to 23 and in Maharashtra to 63.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced that all offices in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra will be closed till March 31 to fight coronavirus

All shops have also been shut, only essential services will be operational, adding to it, the Chief Minister said all private companies have been told to let employees work from home and government offices in the state would operate at 25 percent attendance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday interacted with Chief Ministers of all states via Video Conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19.

He said that the threat of the pandemic is common for all states and underscored the need of Centre and all States working together.

Modi said that the next 3-4 weeks are crucial in efforts to contain the spread of the virus, and the most important measure for containment is ‘social distancing’. He requested the Chief Ministers