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In a circular issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on August 19, the civic body has revised the home isolation guidelines for COVID positive patients aged 40 and above. As per the new rules, those who test positive for the coronavirus infection and are over the age of 50, must be admitted to a COVID care facility, irrespective of other medical conditions and comorbidity.

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A government generated e-pass along with a valid ticket was mandated for all essential workers as the control protocol for local train travel in the city of Mumbai. This e-pass generation requires a thorough registration process and this seems to have delayed the process, which is why, Mumbai local trains will continue to ferry its passengers without the mandatory e-pass.

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Mumbai's taxi service, fondly and popularly known as the Kaali-Peeli, fades into history, after serving Mumbaikars for more than 5 decades. The iconic cultural and historic nostalgia that these cabs anchor in the proverbial sea of Mumbai's development is unmatched. The end of the 56 years old journey surely marks the end of an era in the city of Mumbai.

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The BMC is developing an artificial intelligence program to diagnose Covid-19 in the people of Mumbai, through the medium of voice testing. This non-invasive vocal band sampling procedure will be first launched at a Nesco Jumbo facility in Goregaon next week. This would be the pilot screening of the AI program that will sample about 1000 suspected and positive patients at the facility. Voice testing has previously been used in European countries like France and Italy for the detection of the coronavirus.

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Unlock 3 in Mumbai has come with several relaxations for the people. Aligning with the State Government's 'Mission Begin Again', the directive issued by BMC permits various activities which were otherwise restricted due to rise in corona cases.

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Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, high tides and flooding in various parts of the city today morning as incessant showers from the Bay of Bengal hit the western coast.

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The Suburban Diagnostic and Hotel Executive Enclave have collaborated to house Bandra's first drive through COVID-19 testing centre at the hotel premises. This has been legitimized as the most safe method of testing by medical and health officers across the spectrum, and the process is executed in less than 10 minutes!

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Not all heroes wear capes and actor Rajshri Deshpande has proved it yet again! Internationally recognised for her stellar performances in critically acclaimed films like Angry Indian Goddesses and Sexy Durga, she has also excelled in playing the role of a humanitarian with the same ease and humility. Rajshri found a homeless man on Yaari Road, Mumbai at around 10 in the morning when she was out for a cup of coffee. With sheer promptness, Ms. Deshpande arranged for a medical test, a police clearnace, and found a shelter home for this man with the help of her friends and various officials.

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Mumbai witnessed a sudden fall in the number of corona virus cases on Tuesday, which is also the lowest in last 3 months. With 700 new cases, the total number of active cases in the city now has reached 19,990.

Another encouraging news for Mumbaikars is the Serosurvey report which highlights the fact that Mumbai is heading towards 'herd immunity' with a massive recovery rate of 73% and a doubling rate of 69 days. The study also reveals that 57% of the city slum population has developed antibodies already.

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The online application procedure for all undergraduate programs offered by Mumbai University commenced on July 24 and will remain open till August 4. The first merit list along with the university cut offs will also be announced on August 4 itself.

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Even though Mumbai has recorded about 1245 fresh cases on Thursday, the growth in the recovery rate has considerably reduced the tally of active cases in the city to around 22,599. As many as 1984 people were said to have recovered in a single day in the city.

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