14-year-old Harsh Chaudhari, a resident of Virar, Maharashtra, has invented a unique wristband which can keep a person from frequently touching his/her face. Thereby, the device can prevent the spread of coronavirus. By wearing the band, the urge to shake hands with other people can also be avoided.
Three labourers died due to asphyxiation and one landed in hospital after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning the septic tank of a private bungalow in Virar (West) on Friday. The Arnala police have registered an accidental death case and are awaiting the autopsy report to determine if an FIR should be filed against the bungalow owner, Hemant Gharat.
Book those found violating home quarantine under IPC Section 188 and move them to institutional quarantine, Palghar district collector Kailash Shinde ordered the police in the Vasai-Virar region.
Due to people not following social distancing even amidst COVID-19 lockdown, all vegetable markets in the Vasai-Virar region will be shut for four days from Monday.
Three persons from Rajodi village in Vasai tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday taking the number of cases to 14. Two deaths have been reported from the Palghar district.
To curb cluster infections, the Palghar district administration on Wednesday sealed several housing societies and areas in Vasai, Virar and Palghar and started doorto-door screening of residents.