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13,702 people test COVID positive in Mumbai on Thursday; a 16.55% dip witnessed

As per the daily health bulletin issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, 13,702 fresh COVID cases were reported in Mumbai on Thursday. After registering high cases every day, the maximum city witnessed a 16.55% drop in single-day figures as compared to the day before. Notably, on Wednesday, Mumbai marked a whopping 41% spike in daily cases as 16,420 people tested positive for coronavirus on the same day.

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Schools in Mumbai to reopen for students of class I-VII from tomorrow

After a break of about 20 months, schools in urban areas of Mumbai are all set to welcome back students of classes I to VII to the campus. Additionally, in rural areas of the city, students of standard I to IV will also return back to schools starting tomorrow. Reportedly, all the educational institutes in the city will resume offline classes in line with the orders released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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Mithi River's pollution level to now be in check with the construction of two tunnels!

As per a proposal passed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), two tunnels will be set up soon to help prevent pollution in the Mithi River, at an estimated cost of ₹500 crores. This river has been swallowing waste and sewer water for years now and this project will help to mitigate its contamination levels. Alongside, another proposal has been cleared, wherein oxygen plants will be installed at 10 locations across the city, at a budget of ₹204 crores.

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Mumbai civic body extends ongoing curbs for 2 weeks despite dropping positivity rate

Keeping in view the uncertain circumstances, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced that the ongoing curbs will not be revoked for the next 14 days. In spite of the latest weekly report by the Maharashtra Government which indicates lowered positivity rate and reduced oxygen bed dependency in Mumbai, the civic body has taken this decision. As per reports, Mumbai now stands eligible for 'unlock level 2', given these parameters.

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