Maharashtra Government's 'Break the Chain' orders help Mumbai to get past the dread of the second wave of COVID-19.
Mumbai's COVID-19 infection graph seems to have battled the worst attacks of the second swell of the coronavirus, rather effectively. Daily case tallies have been stabilised at sub-2,500 cases here where the exact number stood at 2,395 detections on Sunday. The COVID relief is also fortified by a boosted recovery pace as well. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai clocked 4,008 recoveries, notched over the case surge. As of now, the city is nursing around 51,165 active coronavirus cases.
Mumbai Model & COVID-19 curbs
Mumbai countered the sharpest rise of the coronavirus pandemic with strict restrictions under the authority of the statewide 'Break the Chain' order. This has been popularised as the 'Mumbai Model' across the nation and is characterised by an overall arrest of the case surge, virus growth, test positivity rate, mortality count paired up with a boosted recovery. The daily spike of infection in Mumbai was scaled down from its highest ever, 11, 206 cases on April 4 to its present range of 2,000, in one just one month!
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation played a pivotal role in materialising this with increased testing and tracking. It also stepped up tracing and treatment of the virus patients by means of war rooms and provisional care centres. Similarly, the need for oxygen supplies and other medical equipment was harnessed with promptness to create a stronger recovery system.
The worst of the second swell was resolved here despite the handicapped vaccination programme. As yet, about 27,30,188 vaccine doses have been administered here.
Though the cases have been caged here, medical experts have emphasized the need to continue the restrictions of the 'Break The Chain' order lest another COVID wave hits the city. Streamlines with this, the Maharashtra Health Minister also hinted at the possibility of the lockdown extension, beyond May 15.
As per reports, the official has strongly suggested that the strict restrictions and prohibitions will stretch in Mumbai and other districts of Maharashtra until the end of May in view of a possible third wave of infection. Officials orders will be released soon, the minister stated.