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

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

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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Students below the age of 18 allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains

Ushering in relief for students, the Government of Maharashtra has decided to let students under the age of 18 avail of various services in the state. As per the order issued on Thursday, students that are not eligible for vaccination will now be allowed to travel on the local trains. Apart from this, access to other facilities like entry into malls, multiplexes, temples (in certain districts), auditoriums, restaurants and wedding halls have also been granted to those who cannot take the COVID-19 vaccine yet.

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Seafront development project for Aksa beach in Mumbai gets partial approval from MCZMA

After being stalled for long, Maharashtra Maritime Board's proposal to execute development and beautification interventions at the Aksa beach area received partial clearance this year. As per reports, an anti-erosion wall will be built at the beach and the plans for setting up parks and other recreational facilities have also been approved. Reportedly, the other proposals including parking spaces, gyms, volleyball courts and a food plaza have been turned down by MCZMA.

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With 532 new cases on Wednesday, Mumbai records the sharpest single-day spike since July 15

Since the beginning of September, Mumbai is witnessing a significant rise in the spread of novel coronavirus by recording over 400 cases every day. Around 532 new COVID-19 cases were reported here on Wednesday, reportedly the highest since July 15. With this, the city's active infection meter has ticked up to 4,435 cases, lodging its name among the five most infected districts of Maharashtra.

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