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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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Mumbai's CSMIA to operate all domestic & international flights from Terminal 2, April 21 onwards

Keeping the current grip of the pandemic in mind, the Maharashtra government has undertaken and implemented a slew of stringent COVID-19 protocols, inclusive of a 15-day curfew. Now, to streamline the operations at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, at par with COVID norms and to monitor air travellers, the officials have taken another step ahead. CSMIA will now re-consolidate all domestic passenger flights currently operating from Terminal 1, as per the statement of an official, released on Thursday.

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Mumbai's private hospitals resume COVID vaccination that got suspended due to dose shortage

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has permitted 62 private hospitals in Mumbai to resume the COVID-19 inoculation drive. As per reports, about 71 private facilities had to suspend their vaccination activity last week due to a crunch in the number of available doses. However, over the weekend, BMC received about 2,35,000 vaccine doses, kickstarting the vaccination drive in the private hospitals once again. The remaining 9 hospitals will also be buying vaccine vials soon and will accordingly be permitted to restart the vaccination drive starting Tuesday.

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