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Colour-coded stickers on Mumbai vehicles added to the city's COVID-19 guidelines!

In continued efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the city, the Mumbai Commissioner has issued a new set of guidelines to be followed by the vehicle owners. As per the instruction, colour-coded stickers need to be applied on vehicles, which will be indicative of the services or work carried out by their owners. From now on, only vehicles with stickers, either Red, Green or Yellow (at the front and back), will be allowed to ply on Mumbai roads.

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Negative COVID report must for train travel from these 6 states to Mumbai & other Maha districts

Amid the high resurgence of COVID-19 in Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, the state authorities have ordained new and stricter train travel protocols. All train travellers reaching the state from Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan, Delhi-NCR, Gujarat and Uttarakhand need to compulsorily provide a negative COVID report, tested by the RT-PCR method 48 hours before the travel. The administration has labelled these six regions as the 'places of sensitive origin' in terms of coronavirus infection, read reports. Besides this, a new SOP has also been established for travel in long-distance trains, from the listed states, to curb the virus transmission within Maharashtra's limits.

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Extensive deployment of police officials in Mumbai to aid in crowd control amid COVID outburst

Taking the city's tally of active COVID cases to 84,378, Mumbai registered 8,803 new infections on Friday. With the onslaught of the pandemic's second and more contagious wave, Mumbai stands clutched under the severe effects of the COVID virus. Taking cognisance of the situation at hand, the police department has been asked to ensure large-scale and stricter deployment of officials for dispersing crowds at frequented spots in the city.

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Mumbai's Haffkine Institute bags approval to produce COVAXIN, ensuring steady supply of COVID shots

In a major step to ramp up vaccine production amid the COVID-19 second wave, the Centre has approved the production of coronavirus vaccines at the Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute in Mumbai. This will effectively augment a stronger defence against the deadly coronavirus, assuring a steady supply of COVID shots to foster a better immunogenic response in Mumbai and other critically affected regions.

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5-star hotels in Mumbai to serve as facilities for safekeeping COVID patients with mild symptoms

In an attempt to increase the avenues for treating COVID patients, hospitals in Mumbai have roped in deluxe hotels as extensive facilities for housing individuals with mild symptoms. With the increasing count of COVID patients, the city authorities are trying to expand the available medical infrastructure. As per reports, 2 hotels in the city will start related services in collaboration with private hospitals.

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