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Mumbai COVID-19 cases plunge to their lowest maximum in 8 months, recovery on cards for the city

Mumbai's coronavirus infection graph finally slopes with the lowest tallies recorded since the outbreak of virus.

A plunge in the number of newly confirmed and active coronavirus cases in Mumbai has washed the city with a wave of relief. In a landmark victory, the city of Mumbai recorded its lowest maximum tally of fresh cases on Wednesday. Plunging by -7230 infections below the zero-equator, Mumbai's covid transmission graph finally witnesses its first major dip in the last 8 months. With this, the number of active cases in the city also fell by -7138 patients, bringing respite to the city's diligent frontline medical health care workers.

Active Cases in Mumbai reduce by half

In a landslide fall in the number of new COVID-19 cases, Mumbai has witnessed over a 50% fall in the number of active cases. The active caseload of the city plugged from 14, 096 to 6,956 cases in just 24 hours. This margin was independent of the number of recoveries generated during this phase.

With this high negative yield, Mumbai's total case tally now stands at 2,84,404, with a high recovery mark of 2,65,606, second highest in the state, out of which about 9,303 patients have recovered since December 1. These falling fresh tallies, good 93.3% high recovery and the nearing of the date of arrival of the coronavirus vaccine, promise Mumbai a speedy virus recovery.

COVID fatalities cross the 11,000 mark in Mumbai

With a dozen more coronavirus casualties on Wednesday, the city's death toll has surged past the mark of 11,000. As per statistics, the city reported as many as 1,000 deaths over the course of the last 53 days. Soaring high to this number, Mumbai now harbours the maximum load of the country's fatality ratio, recording the highest number of deaths in the state of Maharashtra and India alike.

As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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