People flock to medical store to buy face masks and sanitizer
People flock to medical store to buy face masks and sanitizer
Photo by BL Soni

On Saturday, two persons who had recently returned from Dubai were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Maharashtra's Yavatmal city on Saturday, a senior official said.

It took the number of confirmed cases in the state to 22.

Earlier, in a drastic step to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government ordered closure of cinema halls, gyms and swimming pools in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur cities from Friday midnight.

Making the announcement in the state Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said the government was invoking the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 from midnight on Friday.

Wherever possible, companies should allow employees to work from home in view of coronavirus threat, he said.

Thackeray announced that schools in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad areas will remain shut till further orders.

However, the SSC exams in those schools will continue as per schedule, he said.

From closed schools to people flocking to buy masks, here is Mumbai in pictures after coronavirus outbreak:

Cathedral High School in Fort has suspended classes till the end of the month.
Cathedral High School in Fort has suspended classes till the end of the month.
Photo by Bhushan Koyande
Juhu PVR open despite govt announcement to close down all theaters.
Juhu PVR open despite govt announcement to close down all theaters.
Photo by BL Soni
Central Railway staffer instructing passengers to  to use the mask
Central Railway staffer instructing passengers to to use the mask
Photo by Sweety Adimulam
Mumbai Police wearing masks during the patrolling Azad maidan
Mumbai Police wearing masks during the patrolling Azad maidan
Photo by Bhushan Koyande
People flock to medical store to buy face masks and sanitizer
People flock to medical store to buy face masks and sanitizer
Photo by BL Soni
Muslims offering special Namaz at Bhindi Bazar
Muslims offering special Namaz at Bhindi Bazar
Photo by BL Soni
Railway passengers wearing  masks at Churchgate Station
Railway passengers wearing masks at Churchgate Station
Photo by BL Soni
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jai Shah arrive at the BCCI headquarters for a meeting with IPL franchise owners in Mumbai
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jai Shah arrive at the BCCI headquarters for a meeting with IPL franchise owners in Mumbai
PTI Photo
 priest wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), offers 'prasad' to a devotee at Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai
priest wearing protective masks as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), offers 'prasad' to a devotee at Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai
PTI Photo
Medical officer screening all 44 Indian citizens who evacuated from Iran, as they shifted to the Indian navy quarantine facility set up camp at Ghatkopar in Mumbai
Medical officer screening all 44 Indian citizens who evacuated from Iran, as they shifted to the Indian navy quarantine facility set up camp at Ghatkopar in Mumbai
ANI Photo

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