Maharashtra News Updates: Mumbai sees seven Covid-19 cases, no death; active tally now 37 – Times of India

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The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) launched an air-conditioned bus service from Mumbai Central here to Panaji in neighbouring Goa on Friday to cater to passenger rush during Christmas holidays.

Mumbai’s Dindoshi Police has arrested a drugs supplier, identified as Raisingh Khetya Pawar from Shirpur area of Dhule district. Case registered against him under NDPS Act. The police of Maharashtra, Goa and Madhya Pradesh were on the lookout for this drugs supplier.

Maharashtra | Police have arrested a drug peddler from the Mankhurd area & recovered cocaine worth Rs 28 lakhs in the international market. A case has been registered under the NDPS act, probe to find the supply path of drugs is underway: Anti-Narcotics Cell, Mumbai Police (ANI)

Mumbai on Friday reported seven COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 11,55,074, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,746, a civic official said. (PTI)

Covid19 RT-PCR testing facility will be available free of cost for international passengers who will be randomly selected by the airlines: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai

CBI files fresh charge sheet against former Mumbai police commissioner in connection with illegal tapping of phones of NSE: Officials (PTI)

A total of 139 persons died and 264 were injured in road accidents in Maharashtra’s Raigad district in 2022, a rise from the 124 deaths and 184 injuries in 2021, an official said on Friday.

We’ll bring a more powerful & effective resolution than Karnataka on the inter-state border dispute. Our govt was supposed to pass the resolution today itself but due to the demise of BJP MLA Mukta Tilak we could not place it on the table today: Maha minister Shambhuraj Desai

City Civil court today rejected a plea for interim relief filed by Abdul Karim Telgi’s daughter to stay release of a web series, purportedly based on his life: ‘Scam 2003 — The curious case of Abdul Karim Lala Telgi’

95 pc vaccination done in Maharashtra, so no need to worry about Covid situation: State health minister
Post the review meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, state Home Minister Tanaji Sawant on Thursday said that a total of 95 per cent of vaccination has been done in the state and so there is no need to worry about the Covid surge. He said that instructions have been given to all local authorities to conduct review meetings. “A total of 95 percent of vaccination has been done in Maharashtra, no need to panic. Mask is not mandatory…Instructions have been given to all local authorities to conduct review meetings,” said Tanaji Sawant.
Union health ministry to issue a new advisory for Covid-19 in view of New Year and upcoming festivals

Expect chilly weekend, with temp likely to be below 16°C on eve of Christmas
Mumbaikars can look forward to a chilly weekend with minimum temperature likely to drop to 16 degrees Celsius and below on Christmas eve. After witnessing ‘Marchlike’ heat last week — on December 16 Mumbai was the hottest city in India with the highest day temperature of 35. 6 degrees Celsius — day and night temperatures have been dropping.
Maha to start random tests on int’l fliers to curb BF-7 entry
In view of the threat emerging from the new Covid variant BF. 7, which is wreaking havoc in China and some other countries, Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to take precautionary measures such as random testing on fliers, give a push to the booster dose drive, and set up a new task force of experts. The government has taken a decision to randomly conduct thermal testing on 2% of passengers arriving in the state via international flights since Monday. It also decided to issue an advisory for children and senior citizens in particular to wear mask, avoid visiting crowded places and maintain Covid distancing of 5-10 feet as per earlier norms.
Coronavirus figures of Maharashtra are as follows: Positive cases 81,36,418; fresh cases 20; death toll 1,48,414; recoveries 79,87,870; active cases 134; total tests 8,58,34,010.

As per state health department data, the recovery rate is 98.17 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.82 per cent.

These include 59 active cases in Pune, 35 in Mumbai and seven in Thane

The recovery count increased by 19 and touched 79,87,870, leaving the state with 134 active cases.

The two deaths took place in Mumbai and Pune

Pune led with 12 new cases, followed by six in Mumbai circle, including three in the metropolis, and one each from Akola and Aurangabad circles

Maha sees 20 Covid-19 cases, two deaths; active tally 134
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 20 Covid-19 cases and two deaths, which took the tally to 81,36,418 and the toll to 1,48,414. The state had seen 30 cases and zero death a day earlier.

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