Shortage hits vaccination at 25 Mumbai hospitals: BMC
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, vaccination could not take place at 25 private Mumbai hospitals due to a shortage of doses on Thursday, the city civic body claimed.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a release, said the jabs couldn't be administered at 25 of the 71 approved vaccination centres as the doses had run out of stock at these private facilities.
However, doses were given to eligible beneficiaries at the remaining centres, but the current stock will last only for a day and the civic body is continuously making efforts to procure more shots, the release said.
At present, the civic body has activated 120 COVID-19 vaccination centres, 49 of them run by the Maharashtra government and the BMC, across Mumbai, it said.
The release said 40,000 to 50,000 people are given jabs at these centres everyday.
Migrant labourers leave Mumbai in packed trains fearing lockdown
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, trains at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus were seen packed with migrant workers as they feared an impending lockdown.
Speaking to ANI, a migrant worker who was travelling in an Uttar Pradesh bound train said, "This train will go to Gorakhpur. We're leaving the city because COVID-19 cases are rising here." Taking cognisance of the emerging situation, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam talked to the officials and asked the authorities to allay the fear of the migrants and monitor the COVID-19 situation. He said to the reporters, "Many of them fear that a lockdown will be imposed in the state due to rising COVID cases. However, our state government has no such plans. We do not want businesses or small businessmen to incur losses." "Many of them have not even got themselves tested for COVID-19 and have boarded the train illegally. We are looking into the situation. However, I can assure you that none of them can return back to our state without showing a COVID negative report", he said.
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Man caught with 12 Remdesivir injections in Mumbai
A 22-year-man was caught with a dozen 12 vials of Remdesivir, a key medicine in treatment of coronavirus, here, police said on Friday.
The man, Sarfaraz Hussain, was caught by the Crime Branch with the injections at Andheri (East) on Thursday evening, an official said.
Indian couple from Beed found dead in US
An Indian couple was found dead at their home in the US after neighbours saw their four-year-old daughter crying alone in the balcony of their house, family sources said on Friday.
The bodies of Balaji Bharat Rudrawar (32) and his wife Arati Balaji Rudrawar (30) were found at their New Jersey home on Wednesday after their neighbours saw the child crying and informed the local police who then entered the house, Balaji's father Bharat Rudrawar told PTI.
Pune: Case registered against at least 50 traders at Vishrambaug Police station for violating COVID guidelines during their yesterday's protest
Vaccination at BKC Jumbo COVID centre stalled
Mumbai: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials arrive at NIA office
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Sale of platform tickets have been stopped with immediate effect from today at the following stations —Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kalyan, Thane, Dadar, Panvel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus: CPRO, Central Railway
Thane: Fire breaks out at a building in Ghodbunder Road
Fire breaks out at a building in Ghodbunder Road, Thane. One fire engine is at the spot, fire fighting operation underway. Around 20 people are stranded in the building: Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).
Mumbai: Girgaum Chowpatty beach wears a deserted look
Girgaum Chowpatty beach wears a deserted look after BMC ordered that all beaches in city will remain shut till April 30. Worker of a food joint here says, "Number of customers had been dwindling since 25th March. People are closing shops & going back to their home states"