As part of an ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive for senior citizens, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will vaccinate civic beat journalists who are eligible to get the COVID-19 jab.
The civic body is preparing the list of the names for the same and has appealed to journalists to submit the following details to Ganesh Gosawi from the public relation department:
Date of Birth
Aadhar Card Number
At present, senior citizens above 60 years and people with co-morbidities between 45 and 59 years of age are eligible to get the vaccine.
Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 1,104 new coronavirus cases and five fatalities on Thursday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
The tally of COVID-19 cases in the country's financial capital thus increased to 3,29,843 and the death toll to 11,487, it said.
The city reported over 1,100 COVID-19 cases on the second day in a row. On Wednesday, it had reported 1,121 cases and six fatalities.
On the other hand, 654 patients recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,07,027, about 93 per cent of the tally.
The average growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city increased to 0.29 per cent from 0.17 per cent on February 18, while the average doubling rate went down to 238 days from 417 days.
The number of coronavirus tests carried out in the city reached 33,53,124 with 21,182 samples tested since Wednesday evening.
There are 14 containment zones in slums and chawls, while 185 buildings have been sealed because of the presence of active patients.
(With inputs from agencies)