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Omicron Covid-19: Mumbai Civic Body Urges People To Avoid Christmas, New Year Gatherings

Dec 20, 2021 PTI

Omicron Covid-19 scare has made Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to appeal people in Mumbai to avoid gatherings on Christmas and New Year. Maharashtra has so far registered 54 cases of the new Covid-19 variant.

Omicron scare: Mumbai civic chief appeals to people to avoid Christmas & New Year parties

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Maharashtra has so far reported 54 cases of the Omicron variant. Out of these, 22 are from Mumbai, including cases found through screening at the international airport here, as per official data.

Negative RT-PCR Report Must For All Domestic Passengers Arriving At Mumbai Airport

The civic body said passengers can be exempted from the RT-PCR report rule only in exceptional cases like family distress, and the testing may be allowed on arrival at the airport in Mumbai.

Maharashtra Allows Restaurants And Eateries To Operate Till Midnight

Oct 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting with the state's COVID Task Force on Monday and directed officials to prepare guidelines for extending the operational hours for restaurants and eateries.

House Collapse In Mumbai's Govandi Kills Two, Eight People Are Injured

Ten people were injured in the incident while seven of them were rushed to the Ghatkopar-based Rajawadi Hospital. Three others were taken to the Lokmanya Tilak Memorial Hospital in Sion.

18 July, 2021

BMC Suggests Boiling Of Potable Water As Flooding Disabled Water Purification Complex

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While the pumping mechanism would be restored in a few hours, resumption of filtration process is more time consuming, the official said, adding that boiling water before drinking was the best precaution at the moment.

29 May, 2021

Students Heading To Universities Abroad Can Get Vaccines At Walk-In Centres In Mumbai

Outlook Web Bureau

The students will need to carry admission confirmation letters and I-20 or DS-160 forms for foreign visas.

08 April, 2021

Vaccination Drive In Mumbai To Halt Tomorrow Due To Vaccine Shortage

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Mumbai's Mayor said that due to the shortage of vaccines, it would be difficult for the authorities to administer the second dose of vaccines to those people who have got the first dose so far.

01 April, 2021

Mumbai Reports 88,710 Covid Cases In March, Sees 475% Rise As Compared To February

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The daily COVID-19 case count in Mumbai witnessed a significant jump from mid-February, although there was no substantial rise in the number of deaths at that time.

28 March, 2021

Covid-19: Mumbai, Gujarat Record Highest Single-Day Spike Since Pandemic Outbreak

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Mumbai now has 53 containment zones while the number of buildings sealed following recovery of Covid-19 cases rose to 551.

25 March, 2021

Covid-19: Rs 4 Crore Collected From Maskless People In Mumbai, 300 Fined In Delhi metro

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Mumbai reported its highest one-day rise in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with 5,185 fresh cases coming to light, which took the caseload in the country's financial capital to 3,74,611.


24 March, 2021

No Public Holi Celebrations In Delhi, Schools Closed In Odisha: States Order Covid-19 Restrictions | Check Details

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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Tuesday asked all states and union territories to increase RT-PCR tests, strictly enforce test-track-treat protocol, and speed up the pace of vaccination to cover all priority groups.

20 March, 2021

Covid-19: Authorities To Conduct 50K Daily Tests In Mumbai To Tackle Surge

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Authorities also announced their decision to increase the daily Covid-19 vaccination target in the city to one lakh.

20 March, 2021

Watch: Woman Slaps BMC Worker When Asked To Wear Mask, Video Goes Viral

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In the viral clip, the woman can be seen sitting in an autorickshaw when she's stopped by a BMC worker named Ashwini Chawan who asks her to wear a mask.

17 March, 2021

Covid-19 Cases Rise Sharply In Maharashtra, Centre Warns Of A Second Wave

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Maharashtra has been reporting over 15,000 daily cases in the past few days with the tally touching 17,864 on Tuesday.

16 March, 2021

She Is Complying With BMC Norms On Covid-19, Says Gauahar Khan's Team

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On Monday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) filed a police case against a Gauahar Khan for allegedly violating Covid-19 guidelines.

05 February, 2021

Sonu Sood Withdraws Plea From SC Challenging Bombay HC Order On 'Illegal' Construction

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Actor Sonu Sood withdraws plea from SC against HC order on 'illegal' construction


03 February, 2021

BMC Official Drinks Sanitizer Instead Of Water At Meeting

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The incident comes three days after 12 children were administered hand sanitizer drops instead of oral polio vaccine drops at a village in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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