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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The students will need to carry admission confirmation letters and I-20 or DS-160 forms for foreign visas.
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.
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.
Mumbai now has 53 containment zones while the number of buildings sealed following recovery of Covid-19 cases rose to 551.
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.
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.
Authorities also announced their decision to increase the daily Covid-19 vaccination target in the city to one lakh.
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.
Maharashtra has been reporting over 15,000 daily cases in the past few days with the tally touching 17,864 on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) filed a police case against a Gauahar Khan for allegedly violating Covid-19 guidelines.
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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.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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