Among the non-essential shops that opened on Friday were those selling sweets and snacks, footwear, toys, garm…Read More
As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we bring you the latest updates from Mumbai.
*While the lockdown has led to a spike in job losses across the country, women’s employment has been hit harder than that of men’s, according to a paper by Ashoka University economics professor Ashwini Deshpande.
*The state government told Bombay high court that currently there is no demand from migrant workers for Shramik Special trains.
*BEST, the city’s lifeline on the roads, announced resumption of services for officegoers from Monday after a gap of more than two months, during which time it ferried only essential staffers.
*With the Maharashtra government green signalling movement of private vehicles for non-essentials within Mumbai Metropolitan Region, several parts of the city saw heavy vehicular movement on Friday.
*Business flickered to life in the city on Friday as the state government’s ‘Mission Begin Again’ plan to partially ease lockdown restrictions kicked in. While all shops along one side of the road did not open for business right away, there was palpable relief that consumption would revive sooner than later after a lull of two and a half months.
*Maharashtra on Friday reported 139 Covid-19 fatalities, the highest in a day so far since the start of the outbreak. With this, the state’s toll has reached 2,849. In the last three days, the state has reported a total of 384 deaths. Mumbai equalled its highest toll for a day with 54 deaths, its toll crossing the 1,500 mark to reach 1,519.