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Lockdown to be imposed in Mumbai again? see what BMC mayor clears speculation

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 A day after administrations of Amaravati and Yavatmal districts announced lockdowns of different durations, speculations are rife that the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government is considering imposing new restrictions in Mumbai to contain the spread of coronavirus cases. However, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has clearly stated that lockdown will not be imposed in the financial capital.

” The government is closely monitoring the situation, which is under control so far. Lockdown will not be imposed in Mumbai as of now”, a BMC official told a leading portal.

Yesterday, fresh restrictions were announced in Amravati, Yavatmal, and Akola districts of the state. While Amravati, which has been witnessing the highest number of COVID cases, has been placed under lockdown over the weekend from Saturday evening to Monday, a ten-day lockdown from Thursday night was ordered in Yavatmal to bring the situation under control.

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Mother and Father of MS Dhoni admitted to a private hospital after testing Covid positive

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MS Dhoni’s mother, Devaki Devi, and father, Pan Singh have tested positive for Covid-19. They have been admitted to a private hospital in Ranchi, as per reports. They are being treated at the Pulse Superspeciality Hospital.

Dhoni is currently in Mumbai leading Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. CSK are slated to play Kolkata Knight Riders today. The four-time IPL champions are currently third in the points tally winning two out of their three games so far.

India on Wednesday reported 2,95,041 new Covid-19 cases, a record spike seen in 24 hours. The country recorded 2,023 deaths and 1,67,457 discharges in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The total number of Covid cases in India stand at 1,56,16,130, total recoveries at 1,32,76,039, death toll at 1,82,553 and active cases at 21,57,538.

Amid an acute oxygen crisis in New Delhi, it is learned that 5000 cubic meters of oxygen have reached Sir Gangaram Hospital. Sir Gangaram Hospital has told CNN News18, “Breather for some hours, at present requirement is 10000 cubic meters.”

A record 28,395 coronavirus cases and 277 deaths marked the aggravation of the pandemic situation in Delhi on Tuesday as the positivity rate shot up to 32.82 per cent — meaning every third sample came out positive — amid a “serious oxygen crisis” unfolding in the city.

The city also faced an acute shortage of ICU beds as the Delhi government warned that there will be an outrage if a sufficient quantity of medical oxygen does not reach health facilities by Wednesday morning. It said oxygen is available only for the next 8-12 hours in most hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

 

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