BULDHANA: A total of 14 members of Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad’s family in Buldhana, including his driver and typist, have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Currently, Gaikwad is in Mumbai for the Legislative Assembly sessions. Gaikwad’s wife, daughter-in-law and 12-day-old granddaughter, two nephews, a sister-in-law, two nieces, two nieces’ daughters, a niece’s wife and driver and typist have been infected with the virus.
As a result, Gaikwad’s house and office have been sealed till March 11. Gaikwad has appealed on social media that people should not meet or come in contact until further notice.
Maharashtra on Friday reported 10,216 new cases of coronavirus, taking the overall tally to 21,98,399, the State’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope said in a tweet.
The state has been witnessing a spike in coronavirus cases and went past the mark of 10,000 cases in single day for the first time in five months on Friday, since reporting 10,259 cases on October 17, according to PTI. On Thursday, Maharashtra had recorded a jump of 8,998 cases.
On Friday morning, the Centre said that six states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu – accounted for 84% of the new cases on Thursday. Overall, the country reported 16,838 new coronavirus cases, pushing the country’s tally to 1,11,73,761.