COVID spike decelerated in Mumbai; new tallies dropped to 855 on Monday after 5 days of surge

Concerns over the COVID spike still persistent; Mumbaikars need to adhere to the preventive protocols to avoid another lockdown

In the last 24 hours, about 855 new coronavirus cases were reported in Mumbai, marking a marginal drop from the continual high rise of the previous week. While the fresh tallies depict a decelerated transmission, the Maharashtra CM urged the people to wear masks to avoid another lockdown in the city. Presently, about 8,294 cases are under active treatment here and the morbidity count stands at 11,479 deaths, since the outbreak last year.


The COVID-19 situation in Mumbai

While an unprecedented case rise was witnessed across Maharashtra in the last few days, infection count in Mumbai contributed the maximum to the state caseload. The virus transmission surged in Mumbai to register over the 1000-mark four times in the previous week, after days of sinking growth. This intensified health concerns related to the pandemic, which was believed to have found a new hold over the city.

However, on Monday, the recovery count exceeded the new case tallies after almost 13 days, diminishing the daily active caseload count to a negative 5. As per statistics, Mumbai is fighting the coronavirus with a 93.6% recovery count that has yielded a total of 3,06,129 healed cases, so far.

Despite the dip in the infection graph, authorities who remain perturbed over the COVID spike have appealed to the city dwellers to adhere to the preventive protocols to avoid another lockdown. In a statement to the media, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra stated his disinterest in imposing a lockdown. He reportedly added that he does not want to levy a lockdown but "majboori" is something.

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium makes it to the list of 9 venues proposed by BCCI for T20 World Cup 2021

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium might host T20 World Cup 2021; decision awaited.

Lucknow's BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium has found its name in the list of 9 venues proposed by the BCCI for the flagship T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled in India. The venues have been decided upon in an apex council of the national cricket board and includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai along with Lucknow. The suggestions have been sent to the ICC, which holds the final discretion over the venue selection

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This Earth Day, let's recount THESE 7 steps undertaken by Indore to become India's cleanest city

This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Celebrated first on 22nd of April, 1970, 'Earth Day' is a reminder for every single person that the planet's well-being is our constant responsibility and to take a step towards that, we need to start at the grassroots first. This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Indore has left no stone unturned to win awards for being the country's cleanest city for four consecutive years now, so we have listed down 7 steps taken by the city, in becoming so.

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'Oxygen Express' begins its run from Lucknow to Bokaro to meet UP's oxygen shortage!

A roll-on roll off service, 'Oxygen Express' is a goods train that will supply Liquid Medicinal Oxygen from Bokaro to Lucknow.

While Lucknow is facing a severe shortage of medical-grade oxygen amid peak COVID surge, the state has requested the Railways for the services of an 'Oxygen Express' in the city. This is a goods train that is operating all over India as a 'roll-on roll-off service' with road tankers in place of regular wagons.

For the Lucknow run, these tankers will shuttle Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Bokaro in Jharkhand to Charbagh, Lucknow. Reportedly, the special rail carrying 6-8 empty tankers was flagged off on Wednesday night from Lucknow's railway station and it made its way towards Bokaro, to bring back bulk oxygen to the worst-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.

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Backed by Red Crescent Society, Mumbai's mosques offer free oxygen cylinders to COVID-19 patients

Mosques in Mumbai and satellite regions such as Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan & Bhiwandi are now providing free oxygen cylinders.

Several mosques in Mumbai and other regional suburbs, have come forward to ease the availability of oxygen in wake of the acute resource shortage felt across. To shoulder the responsibility of COVID treatment with the already exhausted medical infrastructure, these mosques are facilitating free oxygen cylinders to needy patients, bringing respite to patients and health officials alike. Backed by the Red Crescent Society, the local mosques in Mumbai, Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan and Bhiwandi, are also providing home kits to easily set up home support for critical patients.

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COVID infected employees in Lucknow & other UP districts to get 28 days of paid leaves

This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987.

Amid the COVID distress in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday announced a 28-day paid leave for employees, who are quarantined or are under the infection radar- confirmed or suspected. This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987. Consequently, paid COVID-19 leave, up to 28 days is permissible when such workers submit their medical certificate to the employer or authorised person, at the time of joining duty.

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