Swab and temperature checking by medic personnel at Dharavi in Mumbai
As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we bring you the latest updates from Mumbai.
*ANI update at 11.45am: Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from Covid-19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown: Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan
*At the transport task force’s first e-meeting on Friday, autorickshaw and taxi unions demanded their services resume for all in Mumbai from June 28, with zero restrictions. Currently, autos and taxis are allowed only for essential services and on select routes such as to stations.
*The BMC along with NITI-Aayog, TIFR and other institutions will conduct a sero-surveillance of 3 wards—M West, F North, R North.
*PTI update at 11.55am: Covid-19 is not only physical illness that threatens lives of people, it also draws attention to unhealthy lifestyle: PM Narendra Modi
*ANI update at 11.31am: Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe. Due to lockdown, many initiatives taken by the Government and a people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. India’s recovery rate is rising: PM
*Maharashtra government on Friday told Bombay HC every Covid patient won’t require an ambulance to be taken to a hospital or care centre and other patients can find one on its website.
*Police commissioner Parambir Singh has suggested to the BMC that it find alternative accommodation for essential workers who live in containment zones, so they do not have to step in and out for work every day.
*Update at 10.00am: Bombay HC directs Somaiya Hospital to deposit Rs 10 lakh paid by Covid-19 patients
*Update at 9.36am: India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 5 lakh with record single-day surge of 18,552 cases; death toll rises to 15,685 with 384 new fatalities, reports PTI quoting government
*Update at 8.46am: There will be new system of reporting Covid-19 deaths on a Google form from July 1. Nodal officers are directed to ensure death reporting within 48 hours from their hospitals from June 1 onwards: BMC
*Maharashtra on Friday reported 5,024 fresh Covid-19 cases, its highest single day addition so far. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stand at 1,52,765, having breached the 1.5 lakh mark.
*Between Thursday and Friday, Maharashtra has added nearly 10,000 cases despite claims that growth rate has slowed down.
*On Friday, 175 deaths were reported in Maharashtra, of which 91 occurred in the last 48 hours and 84 were from previous days.
*Mumbai reported 117 deaths, taking its toll to 4,179, which marginally increased the case fatality rate to 5.79%.
*With Covid-19 cases surging, the Navi Mumbai civic body has declared 10 local areas as containment zones for a week from June 27.