Day 9 of lockdown: Ground report from various Indian cities

NEW DELHI: The country entered the ninth day of lockdown amidst a sharp rise in the number of people infected with the
Covid-19 disease. The local administration and state governments have introduced a series of steps to ease people’s suffering and check the outbreak of the virus.

Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from various cities of the country.


  • Health minister Satyendar Jain said around 700 people have been admitted in different hospitals in Delhi. Thirty two people tested positive on Wednesday out of which 29 people had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin.
  • Police deployed around three blocks where attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event have been kept due to their objections against getting tested.
  • Delhi fire brigade begins disinfecting Covid-19 hotspot in Nizamuddin
  • Jamia Millia Islamia starts online learning for its faculty.
  • Cooking gas price in Delhi cut by Rs 61.5 per cylinder


  • Sai Hospital Chembur completely sealed, whereas, Saifee Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Bhabha Hospital & Hinduja Hospital partially affected due to exposure to Covid-19 patients.
  • BMC shut down Dadar wholesale vegetable market after almost 5,000 people gathered there on Wednesday despite the lockdown.
  • Vegetable prices see-sawed as supplies shrank again on Wednesday. Prices rose in localities that failed to arrange transportation from Vashi or Dadar wholesale markets. Relocation and demolition of several markets also affected availability of fresh produce.


  • A man distributing free masks beaten up in Dariapur. FIR lodged in Dariapur police station.
  • A 52-year-old Covid-19 positive patient passed away in Vadodara early on Thursday morning. So far, a total of 87 people have been tested positive in the state.
  • Gujarat government has asked district collectors to ensure that workers and labourers are paid timely wages by private sector employers.


  • The 62-year-old Padma Shri awardee and former ‘Hazuri Raagi’ at Golden Temple dies of coronavirus in Amritsar.
  • Three Bangladeshi nationals who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin test positive in Haryana’s Palwal.
  • Haryana recorded its first Covid-19-related death as a 67-year-old man from Ambala passed away soon after testing positive around midnight Thursday, as per health officials.
  • Tiding over slow procurement of PPEs (protective overalls), Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32, Chandigarh, has sourced 48 suits through crowdfunding.


  • A Covid-19 symptomatic man has committed suicide in quarantine ward of a hospital in Shamli district. His report is awaited. Further investigation is under way, reports ANI quoting DM Jasjit Kaur.
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath holds meeting with senior officers to review the situation on Covid-19 in the state.
  • A 21-year-old man from Basti tests positive for Covid-19, reports ANI quoting Dr Sudhir Singh, in-charge of isolation ward at King George’s Medical University in Lucknow.

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