BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Mumbai has two lifelines – the local trains and dabbawalas. The city, which is known as the entertainment and financial capital of the country, has reported the highest number of coronavirus confirmed cases in the country – 47. And therefore, the Mumbai Dabbawalas, which bring tiffins to thousands of offices and homes during lunch hours, will stop their services from tomorrow till March 31 onwards due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Maharashtra has already registered one death in the country, taking the death toll in coronavirus to three. The confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday have risen to 169.
On Mumbai Dabbawala official page on Facebook, the members have posted a video and a message where they mentioned that their services will remain suspended till March 31 due to coronavirus outbreak. Mumbai Dabbawala, which was established in 1890, has urged the customers to support them and Maharashtra government in this tough time.
Maharashtra has already shut down all educational institutions, urged private offices to allow their employees to work from home to ease the pressure on the local trains. The gyms are also close. The government has also postponed ISC, ICSE and CBSE examination till March 31 due to coronavirus scare in the country.