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BMC flags off 5 new vaccination centres in Mumbai to boost ongoing COVID-19 inoculation drive!

In a bid to boost COVID inoculation activities in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday, flagged off 5 new vaccination centres. These centres will operate from 9 AM to 5 PM, in limited capacities, i.e, while walk-ins are permitted (for the second dose), the administration of COVID jab will depend on the availability of stocks. As of today, the vaccination booths in Mumbai are working with only a 20% walk-in allotment.

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COVID-19 cases in Mumbai dip to their lowest single-day tally in 5 weeks on Monday!

Mumbai achieved a small yet significant victory against the coronavirus infection on Monday, when the daily record of fresh cases dipped to 2,624 cases, the lowest single-day tally in 5 months. Before this, the lowest case rise was noted on March 17 with 2,377 cases. While the decline in the number of new infections brings respite, it also has to be noted that this number may be attributed to the sharp dip in the number of COVID tests conducted here. As per BMC reports, testing has dived from 50,000 tests a day to 38,000 tests and even around 28,000 tests during some days.

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Mumbai's daily COVID tally dips to 3,840 on Monday, recording more recoveries than new cases!

Mumbai's coronavirus infection graph plummeted to record about 3,840 fresh cases on Monday, the lowest tally in over four months. This has ushered in a wave of relief amid the tense pandemic scenario, highlighting that the city might have got the upper hand in the fight against COVID-19. At the same time, experts have warned the general public to not be complacent as the infection dip is due to the lockdown and other such restrictions. People need to adopt COVID appropriate behaviour to prevent any unprecedented surge now.

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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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This April Fools' Day, wear a mask & be COVID 'fool-proof', urges Mumbai's Police Commissioner

The Mumbai Commissioner of Police took to his Twitter on April 1 to urge the city dwellers to wear a mask to arrest the emergent second wave of coronavirus here. Given the exponential rise of COVID-19 in Mumbai and the people's callous attitude towards safety norms, the city's law enforcement are twisting words to encourage people to mask-up for the steeping infection graph here is no April fool joke!

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