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Mumbai Closure News: Updates Today | Mumbai News

Amidst the prevailing chaos and uncertainty regarding access to essential services and products during the shutdown, we bring you the latest updates from Mumbai.
* * PTI update at 11.17pm: With the addition of 154 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the Covid-19 patient count in Thane increased to 2,604, a civic official said.
* * Update at 10.30pm: Migrant workers stranded in Mumbai have complained that while transporting them to railway stations, they were forced by state authorities to travel in overcrowded tempos, leading to violation of social distancing rules.
* * Update at 10pm: Food and Drug Administration officials smoothed a takedown in the city of Bhiwandi in the Thane district and confiscated banned gutka and tobacco products by lakhs, PTI reports quoting an official.
* * Update at 9.30 p.m. The | 1,438 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai today; bringing the total number of cases in the city to 35,273. The figure rises to 1,135 after 38 more deaths: BMC
* * Update at 8.30pm: A 52-year-old officer attached to the Malwani Police Station succumbed to Covid-19 infection; 14 casualties in the Mumbai police force
* * Update at 7.22pm: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says Mumbai faces “disastrous consequences” due to the high population density.
* Update at 6.30pm: The Covid-19 case count in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum increases to 1,675 with 36 new patients; toll remains unchanged at 61, PTI reports quoting an official
* * Update at 5.50pm: The total number of Covid-19 cases in the Mumbai Fire Department is 41, including 22 patients under treatment and two deaths.
* * Update at 5.45pm: Covid-19’s recovery rate is steadily increasing at BEST and has risen from 26% two weeks ago to 52% on Thursday, senior officials said. With 12 more employees testing positive Thursday, the total number of cases rose to 250.
* Update at 5.30pm: Two corporations from Thane Municipal Corporation were among 393 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Thane district in Maharashtra.
* Update at 4.25pm: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari announced a series of austerity measures to reduce Raj Bhavan’s spending so that more resources are available for Covid-19 relief measures, reports ANI
* PTI update at 3.31pm: Police have registered cases against some 250 tribes for allegedly holding protests in different places in Palghar despite the closure to press for their various demands, such as obtaining ration cards.
* Update at 2.25pm: In the past 24 hours, 131 police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 and 2 deaths have been reported. The total number of positive cases in the Maharashtra police stands at 2,095 with a death toll of 22. Total 897 personnel have been recovered and 1,178 cases are active.
* Update at 1.45pm: Governor Koshyari announces a series of austerity measures to cut spending
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today announced a series of austerity measures to reduce Raj Bhavan’s spending so that more resources are available for Covid-19’s relief measures.
* One-month-old baby beats Covid, goes home
A one-month-old baby, who was admitted to Civicrun Sion Hospital with a fever and shortness of breath on May 19, became one of the youngest to beat the infection and go home on Tuesday.
* 1916 Help Line for Hospital Beds in Mumbai
BMC said Wednesday that the 1916 helpline will be used for the allocation of Covid and non-Covid beds. The ward offices will function as mini-control rooms, giving information on availability in hospitals with less than 100 beds.
Update at 9.45am: Covid-19 death toll rises to 4,531, cases rise to 1,588,333 in India, PTI reports citing Union health ministry
* Mumbai’s positivity rate increases 6 times to 18%
The city’s Covid-19 positivity rate has increased six-fold since early April, which experts say is an indicator of the rapid spread of the infection. Currently, the percentage of people who test positive for every 100 tests in Mumbai is 18%, that is, almost one in five people test positive.
* 6 rooms have 43% of cases, they record 43% of recoveries also
Six of the city’s 24 administrative rooms have recorded more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases, and together, 13,711 cases, account for 43% of Mumbai’s 31,988 cases (as of Tuesday), the latest BMC data show. Coincidentally, these wards have seen 3,599 patients recover and return home, representing 43% of the total 8,395 recoveries in the city.
* No curb relaxation orders issued: State Goverment
The state government clarified Wednesday night that three “notifications” that were making the rounds indicating that the state has relaxed blockade rules in red zones were not issued by him.
* Mumbai’s Corona strategies can be adopted nationally
Although the Covid-19 outbreak hit it hard, civic officials have a reason to smile, as some of their “innovative” mechanisms for controlling the virus may soon reach national standards. Mobile fever clinics, which involve private sector doctors, focus on oxygen beds, as well as door-to-door surveys of older people, are some of the measures that garnered praise from high-powered central officials in a virtual meeting held on Wednesday. Teams of the BMC and the state government participated in the meeting held by the Indian Council of Medical Research and Niti Aayog.
* Covid-19 divides the blood vessels in the lungs with its deadly bite
The lung may be the most affected organ in the Covid-19 pandemic, but little is known about the mechanism used by the new coronavirus to cause lung failure and, subsequently, death in some cases.

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