Medical personnel check temperature of a Dharavi residents in Mumbai
The Maharashtra government announced extension of the general lockdown until July 31 with an aim to contain the Covid-19 surge. The notification issued by the state government has also restricted inter-district travel between municipal corporations within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to that for office purposes and essential activities like medical reasons.
*A 57-year-old assistant municipal commissioner from the BMC’s H-East Ward (Bandra East and Santacruz East), succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday afternoon.
*Maharashtra on Saturday reported its highest single-day tally of cases (8,139), Mumbai, in contrast, looked slightly stable with the daily update showing 1,284 cases and 39 deaths in the past 48 hours. The financial capital’s total tally is now 91,745 cases (including 22,782 under treatment) and a death toll of 5,244.
*After Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Thane city, Kalyan-Dombivli and Mira-Bhayander on Friday, more cities, towns and rural parts in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region announced an extension of lockdown on Saturday.
*Navi Mumbai, Shahpur, Murbad, Ambernath, Kulgaon and Badlapur will be under lockdown till July 19.
*Ulhasnagar will be shut till July 22, while Panvel, which is under lockdown till Monday, is still to announce an extension. Vasai-Virar has been spared another round of lockdown so far.
*Mumbai’s case doubling rate slows to 50 days, but it’s 12-20 in MMR
*The present doubling rate of Covid cases in Thane is 20 days, as 6,132 cases were reported as on May 20 that shot to 12,053 by June 9, stated latest civic records.