As on May 17, 2020 With nearly 90,000 cases, the number of COVID-19 patients in India is growing rapidly. India has already overtaken China in terms of number of people affected by the Coronavirus. The total number of positive cases in the country is now at 90, 927, including 53,946 active cases, 34,109 cured/discharged/migrated cases.
Government has now divided areas into Red, Orange and Green Zones on the basis of number of cases being reported in the area. People are advised not to step outside until and unless it is unavoidable. Maharashtra is one of the worst hit states in the country with more cases being reported everyday. Police officers and other frontline workers are working 24X7 across the country to contain the spread.
On May 11, 2020 Poonam Pandey, glamour model and an erotic artist who works in the Hindi and Telegu film industries , was booked by Mumbai Police for violating the Corona virus lockdown regulations. Her BMW luxury car was seized.
Poonam Pandey and her friend identified as Sam Ahamad were found driving around in a BMW 5 Series luxury sedan without any reason. Marine Drive Police registered a case against both of them for violating lockdown regulations. Both Poonam Pandey and her friend were detained and were later released.
The car in which they were roaming – a BMW 5-Series sedan that belonged to Ms. Pandey – was also seized. A case has been registered against Pandey and Sam Ahmad Bombay (46) under sections 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of a disease dangerous to life) and 188 (Disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under provisions of the National Disaster Act.