Vaccination drive to remain suspended at government-run centres in Mumbai today.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday apprised that the Dharavi urban slum in Mumbai logged in zero new cases on Monday. The slum, which was once a hotspot, is now witnessing a great respite with about 38 active coronavirus cases. Mumbai's overall caseload is also witnessing a dip, with a rise in the recovery tally leading to an active caseload of 4,996.
Dharavi charts recovery trends in Mumbai
Pegged to be Asia's largest slum, Dharavi was caught in the eye of the storm during the first and second COVID wave. A total of 6,983 cases have been detected in this region alone since the outbreak in 2020. Of these, around 6,586 people have been discharged from hospitals post successful COVID recovery, read reports.
Buoyed by this effective limitation of the virus, the BMC has permitted all shops (except malls) to now operate till 10 PM. Dine-in at restaurants is also allowed at 50% seating capacity till 4 PM, even on weekends. Other relaxations with COVID protocol in place, have also been permitted here.
Meanwhile, Section 144 of the CrPC will remain active here, till 11 PM every day. This will be followed by a night curfew, from 11 PM to 5 AM, until further notice.
COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai
Please note that all BMC and Government vaccination centers will remain closed tomorrow (August 4, 2021) due to shortage of vaccines.
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— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) August 3, 2021
The BMC also announced that COVID-19 vaccination will remain suspended at all government vaccine centres in Mumbai on Wednesday. The decision has reportedly been taken due to the unavailability of sufficient doses to run a glitch-free drive today. It may be noted that of the 113 sites conducting inoculation in Mumbai, there are only 3 government-run centres.
As of now, around 75,94,746 vaccine doses have been administered in Mumbai since the launch of the nationwide inoculation program in January this year. Of these, around 57,05,154 have received only are the first dose, while 18,89,592 have been administered both.