Mumbai lockdown news: Today’s updates from your city | Mumbai News


Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from Mumbai.
* Bars outside Mumbai can sell their stock
The Maharashtra government has allowed bars/permit rooms to sell their liquor stock, mostly beer lying idle due to the lockdown, to consumers as takeaway or to nearby liquor shops.
* BMC hospitals use costly drugs to cut fatalities
Faced with a high mortality rate in its battle against Covid-19, public hospitals have started providing patients an expensive medicine costing between Rs 30,000 and Rs 80,000 depending on the person’s weight, round-the-clock oxygen support, and CT scans for those critically ill.
* Quarantine ten for every patient, BMC chief orders
BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal has told his officials to make contact tracing rigorous and target a ratio of 1:10. For every Covid patient, he has said at least ten high and low-risk contacts should be identified and quarantined, particularly in slums.
* Curbs remain in big Maharashtra cities, but Sharad Pawar says time to move on
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a new set of lockdown restrictions for red zones that will remain in force till May 31, drawing criticism from within the ruling coalition on the “inadequate” measures taken to kickstart a dormant economy.
* Doctors protest BMC diktat against swab test without checking patient
Instructions from civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal calling for strict action against doctors prescribing swab test without physical examination of a patient have come under sharp criticism from the medical fraternity. A BMC note issued on May 17 said if a doctor is found recommending a test to an asymptomatic person, the practitioner’s licence could be cancelled and even an FIR could be filed.

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