Mumbai lockdown news: Today’s updates | 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.
* ANI update at 9.45am:Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has called a meeting with alliance partners at Varsha bungalow today.
* Update at 9.10am: Spike of 6387 new Covid-19 cases & 170 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,51,767 including 83,004 active cases, 64,425 cured/discharged and 4,337 deaths
*With Mumbai crossing 1,000 coronavirus deaths, a look at ward-wise data shows that five of the 24 wards in the city have recorded over a 100 Covid-related deaths each, led by 154 in L ward covering Kurla and Saki Naka. In comparison, some large states have recorded similar or fewer fatalities, like UP (169), Tamil Nadu (119), AP and Telangana (56) each, and Karnataka 44.
*On the second day of resumption of domestic flights, the Mumbai airport saw 1,110 flyers landing in the city as against 3,114 taking off, with most headed to Delhi— a popular transit hub for those going to UP, Uttarakhand and Punjab. There were 19 arrivals, 22 departures and three cancellations on Tuesday, reports Manju V. In the last two days, 6,866 passengers left Mumbai while 2,210 arrived in the city. Meanwhile, sale of tickets, especially to airports in Kerala, picked up.
*The state government is contemplating reopening schools in non-containment zones from June 15—the usual session start date—after taking proper measures to safeguard the health of students.
*Alumni of the National Law School, Bengaluru, raised enough funds in less than half a day to lease an Air Asia A320 aircraft and fly 180 migrant labourers from Mumbai to Ranchi on Thursday. This will be the first time ever in the history of Indian aviation that a group of private individuals has planned to evacuate stranded migrants by a flight.
* In what could ease the process of bed allocation for Covid patients, the BMC has asked private laboratories to submit test reports by the end of the day without fail. Civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal said the labs will strictly have to follow the 24-hour cycle or face action. Delay in test reports directly impacts contact tracing, quarantining and admission of patients, he said. Over 3,000 tests are carried out in the city every day now.
*Three labourers who had pooled their savings and sold goats to buy tickets for a Monday flight to Kolkata, only to reach Mumbai airport to find it cancelled and the airline refusing to refund them, will finally get to fly.
*The state on Tuesday reported 97 Covid-19 deaths, the highest in a single day so far. With that, Maharashtra’s death toll climbed to 1,792. Mumbai saw 39 of the deaths, taking the city’s fatalities to 1,065. State officials claimed 62 of the deaths took place last week and were being scrutinised by the death review committee.

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