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Mumbai civic body issues new SOPs, city buildings with 5 or more COVID cases to be sealed

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued new COVID-19 guidelines ahead of the expected rise of the 'third wave'. As per the SOPs announced by the municipal agency, all buildings in Mumbai which report 5 or more infections will be sealed shut. Police officers will be stationed at the entrance of such buildings, to restrict and monitor residents' movement, added reports.

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Mumbai civic body collects approximately ₹65 crores fine for violation of mandatory mask norm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has waged a targeted war against the COVID-19 pandemic by levying penalties on people who are flouting the mandatory mask norm. The civic body has, until now, retrieved approximately ₹65 crores as fines from those found 'mask-less' in public places. As per reports, the no-mask fine in Mumbai is marked at ₹200 to ensure a stricter guard against coronavirus amid the emergent rise of fresh cases and the anticipatory threat of the 'third wave'.

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Mumbai locals to resume operations for fully vaccinated passengers from August 15

Mumbai's suburban train network, the locals, will soon be able to ferry fully vaccinated passengers. In a televised address to the state on Sunday, Maharashtra CM announced that the people who have received both doses of COVID vaccines, will be eligible for local train travel. However, a gap of 14 days is imperative between the second dose and the date of travel. As of now, only those who are engaged in essential businesses are permitted to use the local trains.

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Zero new cases reported in Mumbai's Dharavi on Monday

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday apprised that the Dharavi urban slum in Mumbai logged in zero new cases on Monday. The slum, which was once a hotspot, is now witnessing a great respite with about 38 active coronavirus cases. Mumbai's overall caseload is also witnessing a dip, with a rise in the recovery tally leading to an active caseload of 4,996.

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Fully vaccinated individuals might soon be allowed in Mumbai local trains

The Guardian Minister of Mumbai on Wednesday hinted at the possibilities of resumption of local train services for the general public, within two to three days. The suburban train operations were running on a precautionary, restricted schedule and passenger load for the last 4 months in wake of the second COVID rise. However, the cabinet has now reviewed the possibility of resuming the service of the local trains and BEST buses for the commoners, given the dip in infections and significant vaccine coverage.

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