Witnessing a steady drop in coronavirus cases, Mumbai's Dharavi area reported just three new infections in the last 24 hours, a senior official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Wednesday.
Police have arrested two persons for allegedly injuring a 30-year-old man in a knife attack in Thane city of Maharashtra, and also firing at him, an official said on Wednesday.
Days after the Centre’s prod, the Maharashtra government has classified mucormycosis, or the deadly ‘black fungus’, as a notifiable disease under the epidemic diseases Act, 1897.
The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the state government to immediately take action against e-commerce dealers violating the Covid-related standard operating procedure (SOP) and selling non-essential items.
Petrol price here will soon cross Rs100 a litre, with two more small hikes. The rate was at an all-time record of Rs99.71 a litre after another hike on Tuesday morning.
Soon, people arriving in Kalyan from Mumbai will not have to suffer the assault on their nostrils from the Adharwadi dumping ground as the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) closed down the landfill next to the Kalyan creek from Monday.
With continuing high fatalities, Maharashtra on Tuesday crossed the grim milestone of 90,000 Covid-19 deaths. The state added nearly 10,000 deaths in the past 10 days.
The Mumbai Central and Agripada Advanced Locality Management (MCA ALM) will next week roll out the city’s first citizen-driven cluster vaccination for residents of their area. The ALM has tied up with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories who will supply them with the Russian-made Sputnik vaccine. For administering the doses, the ALM has tied up with the Wockhardt Hospital in their neighbourhood.
Hours after announcing the end of home isolation in districts with a positivity rate higher than the state’s average on Tuesday, the state government softened its stand saying it will be discouraged and the emphasis will be on institutional quarantine. Of the 36 districts in the state, the weekly positivity rate of 18 districts is higher than the state’s weekly average of 10%.
While fungal infection mucormycosis has grabbed all the attention in Covid-19’s second wave, doctors say that incidence of other fungal infections had also been on the rise over the last one year.
Maharashtra recorded 24,136 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the state's infection tally to 56,26,155, while 601 fatalities pushed the death toll to 90,349, the state health department said.