Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar says no decision has been made on a weekend curfew

by Web Desk | Published: 07 Jan 2022

The Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Friday declared that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not yet made any decision on weekend curfews. Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 36,265 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, up 36% from the previous day, with Mumbai alone registering 20,181 infections, a new high, and 13 more patients succumbing to the disease, according to Health Department Authorities.

 

There were 79 new Omicron infections among the new cases, bringing the total number of people infected with the variation to 797. Because the number of hospitalizations is still low, Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated earlier in the day that the state government has not contemplated shutting down local trains in Mumbai or implementing inter-district travel restrictions. He ruled out the prospect of a state-wide lockdown at this time.

 

According to city officials, the slum-dominated and highly populated Dharavi neighbourhood of Mumbai recorded 107 new coronavirus infections, the highest number since the epidemic began in March 2020. The previous high of 99 daily cases in the area was set on April 8, 2021, during the pandemic's second wave.

 

In comparison to Wednesday, when 26,538 illnesses were discovered, the state recorded 9,727 additional cases. The number of active cases in the state is at 1,14,847, according to the report. Tope and Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradeep Vyas met with NCP president Sharad Pawar, whose party is part of the government coalition, to discuss the state of the coronavirus in Maharashtra and the present restrictions.

 

According to Tope, the hospitalisation rate in Mumbai has not changed considerably, and 80 percent of hospital beds in the city are still empty. Last year's second wave had a similar spike in infections, but this time they need for medical oxygen and the number of deaths did not grow, which was a positive indicator, he noted. With this, the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare to has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday.

 

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