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.
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!
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.
Subscribe to our newsletter
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.
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.
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.
In an attempt to contain the spread of virus, the Maharashtra government has issued a new order that makes QR code-based e-pass mandatory for essential workers traveling in Mumbai locals, from July 30. The train services resumed in Mumbai on June 15 and after one month of operations, the QR code system for ticketing, has finally been set up.
Mumbaikars aren't any strangers to episodes of torrential rains in the city yet every time, it is as alarming as the other. Due to the heavy and continuous downpour since Tuesday night in Mumbai and the other coastal areas of Maharashtra, IMD on Wednesday issued a red alert.
The iconic Bandra Fair in Mumbai which is hosted yearly since ages, will not take place this year due to the COVID-19 situation at hand, leaving Mumbaikars deeply disheartened. This annual fair is held by Mount Mary Basilica in Bandra, to commemorate the birth of Virgin Mary on the 8th of September and is a week-long festivity to behold. This year, the church authorities will also arrange for online masses for the citizens.