Pune: PMC announces compensation of Rs one crore, job to kin of its doctors, nurses, staffs if they die on Coronavirus duty

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Pune, April 8, 2020: Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol today said that the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will pay compensation of Rs one crore and provide job to kin of its staffs if they die on Coronavirus COVID19 duty.

The doctors, nurses and other staffs are battling Coronavirus to save people. Earlier, the Maharashtra government had announced compensation of Rs 50 lakhs to kin of police personnel if they die on COVID19 duty.

Now wearing mask made compulsory in Pune

As the number of Coronavirus positive cases are increasing day by day, Pune District Administration has made it mandatory for people to wear mask all the time, if they are outside their homes.

Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram and Pune Police Jt CP Ravindra Shisve issued orders in this regard. “Mask can be made of cloth or three layer mask (available in Medical shops). Any person outside his/her house, has to wear the mask”, the order states.

There are government, private companies staffs who have to go out to perform duties. Then there are people who are going out to buy vegetables, milk or grocery items. Everybody has to wear the mask.

10 deaths in last 24 hours in Pune

In the last 24 hours, 10 Coronavirus COVID19 patients died in Pune. The total number of deaths has reached 16 now since the first Coronavirus positive case was detected on March 9.

The total number of Coronavirus positive patients has increased to 196 in Pune district including 21 in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Also 27 patients have cured and discharged till now in Pune district.

There was one new positive case under PCMC and the patient is a close contact of a Tablighi Jamaat member who has returned from Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Many areas in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have been sealed from where large number positive patients were found.

Meanwhile, total positive cases in the state stands at 1135. There were 117 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Maharashtra today.