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Glitches in CoWIN-App results in low turnout at Mumbai vax centres; only 48% get vaccinated on Day 1

The world's most elaborate vaccination programme was launched in India on January 16 by flagging off the COVID-19 inoculation drive across the nation. Launched under the care of Prime Minister, this immunisation process was authorised by prior registration on the Co-WIN mobile application which exhibited technical glitches on the first day of phase 1 drive. As a result, only 1926 out of the 4000 beneficiaries across 9 centres were administered the vaccination in Mumbai. The Co-WIN mobile application was supposed to send automated messages to the healthcare workers, listing the date and time of their immunisation, however, due to glitch in the app, beneficiaries couldn't be alerted about their designated slots on Saturday.

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Mumbai witnesses lowest death toll since March 2020', reports only 3 fatalities on Sunday

The city of Mumbai seems to have found its grip on the spread of coronavirus infection in the city, by curtailing the number of infection fatalities. As per reports, the city recorded only 3 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, which is pitched as the lowest mortality count in 246 days. Fresh cases in the city have also declined since the onset of the new year, mapping a consistent downward slope of the infection graph in the city. Mumbai clocked 581 new infections, which fell short in comparison to the 687 recoveries made yesterday.

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Mumbai schools to remain closed till Jan 15 as a precautionary measure to curb COVID spread

Following the directives of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, all school and colleges in the city of Mumbai will remain shut till January 15, 2021. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to curb the rapid transmission of coronavirus in the city. As per reports, the daily tallies of COVID infections in Mumbai have declined relatively, however, educational institutes will remain shut down, for now to prevent any unprecedented spike in the number of new cases.

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Night curfew imposed in Mumbai in an attempt to curb the rise in coronavirus cases

In a bid to arrest the surge in COVID-19 infection in the state, the Maharashtra govt. has planned on implementing a 7-hour long, night curfew in all cities, including Mumbai, for the next 15 days. According to the directives, the curfew will be active from 11 PM to 6 AM. As per reports, this restrictive protocol shall be observed for 15 days until January 5, 2021.

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Gymkhanas & Govt schools to be inducted as centres for COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai

Ahead of the launch of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, Mumbai's BMC has buckled up to set-up two to three vaccination centres in each of the 24 administrative wards distributed evenly across the city. The municipal authority aims to provide the medical shot to a population of 1.24 crore in the city.

The authorities have stated that the BMC will adopt the process of simultaneous distribution of dosages across the city, in the first phase, by integrating civic body schools and gymkhanas as vaccination points. This will create a set-up which will enable faster and easier accessibility of immunisation to the general citizen, boosting Mumbai's recovery against the pandemic.

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