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The number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra rose to 26 on Saturday.

Samples of four patients, one from Mumbai and three from adjoining areas, test positive for coronavirus, civic officials told PTI.

All schools and colleges in Maharashtra's urban areas to remain closed till March 31.

Before the latest cases that surfaced, two people tested positive for coronavirus in Yavatmal, thus taking the earlier total number of cases in Maharashtra to 22.

District Collector M.D. Singh informed the media that the two patients are among nine people with a recent history of travelling to Dubai. The seven others tested negative.

The total number of patients undergoing treatment include 10 in Pune, four each in Mumbai and Nagpur, two in Yavatmal and one each in Thane and Ahmednagar.

The IIT-Bombay on Saturday suspended all classroom lectures and laboratory practicals with immediate effect till March 29.

Hostel inmates have been encouraged to leave and go home after informing the concerned Hall Manager though foreign students have been permitted to continue staying there, said a notification on Saturday.

Similarly, students pursuing their Masters or doctorates have been allowed to stay and continue with their projects only after exercising adequate precautions.

With agency inputs

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