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13,702 people test COVID positive in Mumbai on Thursday; a 16.55% dip witnessed

As per the daily health bulletin issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, 13,702 fresh COVID cases were reported in Mumbai on Thursday. After registering high cases every day, the maximum city witnessed a 16.55% drop in single-day figures as compared to the day before. Notably, on Wednesday, Mumbai marked a whopping 41% spike in daily cases as 16,420 people tested positive for coronavirus on the same day.

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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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14th edition of IPL 2021 to run as per schedule; Matches in Mumbai permitted with restrictions

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister on Monday confirmed that IPL 2021 matches at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium would go ahead as planned. All matches slated to take place here, have been granted permission with restrictions in view of the eminent COVID-19 spread and the consequent situation of night curfews and weekend lockdowns. As per the tournament programme, the first match in Mumbai will be played on April 10 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.

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BMC bans Holi celebrations in public & private places in Mumbai amid rising COVID cases

Ahead of the Holi festivities in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has released a set of new guidelines in view of the emergent second wave of the coronavirus in the city. As ordained, all celebrations and events scheduled on March 28 and March 29 stand cancelled to control the surging growth and transmission rate of infection here. Strict action will be taken against violators under the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005, the notification further read.

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Mumbai & other Maharashtra districts to enforce "strict restrictions of 50%" to check COVID surge

The Maharashtra government has imposed "strict restrictions of 50 per cent" instead of a blanket lockdown across all state district to control the coronavirus scourge. The decision was implemented on Monday, after the state crossed the 23 lakh COVID-19 case tally and will remain in effect until March 31. Besides this, the government is working on the 3-Ts of Tracking, Testing, Treatment while ramping up the treatment facilities, the State Health Minister informed.

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