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Mumbai Police on Tuesday said that nearly 1,871 personnel have been infected with Covid-19 so far, news agency ANI reported. As many as 853 police officials have recovered from coronavirus till date while 21 have lost their lives.

According to reports, eighty-two positive cases of coronavirus were also reported among the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) personnel deployed in the city.

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1871 Mumbai police personnel have been infected with #COVID19 so far, including 853 recovered & 21 deaths. 82 positive cases also reported among State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) personnel deployed in the city: Mumbai Police #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/WMhaVPkzIA

— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2020

Meanwhile, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Tuesday, in its editorial mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, said that Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have been eased when the cases are not showing any sign of abating.

“After unlock, the challenges will increase. The government can be very strict, but people should not allow this situation to arise,” it said.

“The need of the hour is to have self-discipline to ensure the lockdown easing does not boomerang,” the editorial read.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected stated in the country with more coronavirus cases than the original epicentre - China. The Covid-19 tally in the state has jumped to 88,528 while more than 40,975 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the virus across the state. Covid-19 death toll in the state stands at 7,466. Mumbai, the worst-hit city in the country, has registered 50,085 Covid-19 cases while 1,702 patients have succumbed to death in the city due to coronavirus.

Worldwide, coronavirus cases have crossed the 7 million mark. More than 4 lakh people have lost their lives to the virus across the globe. India stands at the fifth spot with the most number of Covid-19 cases after countries like the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK.

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