Mumbai: Latest updates from the city on April 18
Mumbai: Latest updates from the city on April 18
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Maharashtra reports 67,123 new cases, 419 deaths in 24 hours

Maharashtra continues to report more than 60,000 Covid cases for the third straight day, with 67,123 new infections being reported on Saturday, pushing its tally to 37,70,707 cases till now. It is the highest single-day cases reported since the pandemic outbreak. Meanwhile, the state reported more than 400 Covid deaths after almost five months, with 419 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 59,970 till now.

Mumbai COVID-19 cases 

Mumbai witnessed less than 9,000 cases in the last 24 hours day, with 8,834 new infections and 52 Covid-19 deaths being reported on Saturday, increasing the total count to 5,70,832, with 12,294 fatalities so far. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has touched to 82 per cent, with 4,69,961 being recovered till now.

(with inputs from agencies)

Mumbai cops grill pharma director over 'excess' Remdesivir stock; BJP fumes

Mumbai police questioned a pharma company director over alleged excess stock of the Remdesivir drug and allowed him to leave after he produced necessary documents, a police official said on Sunday.

"He had stocked at least 60,000 vials. The state and central governments had allowed him to sell the stock, originally meant for export, in the domestic market due to scarcity of the drug used to treat coronavirus patients," the police official said.

Two held in Pune for issuing fake RT-PCR reports

Amid a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, two persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly issuing fake RT-PCR reports, said the police.

According to a complaint registered with the Deccan Police station of Pune, the accused have issued fake RT-PCR reports to many people till now.

Centre working closely with state to fight COVID-19: Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale

After Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik alleged that the Centre is denying companies to sell Remdesivir to states, Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale said the statement was made by Malik in his personal capacity.

4 people arrested for selling fake Remdesivir injections in Baramati

Railways have approved transportation of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers under its roll on roll off scheme across the country, after receiving a request from Principal Secretary, Government of Maharashtra amid an upsurge in COVID-19 cases

State should consider internal assessment option for SSC board exams, demand students

Students have appealed to the Maharashtra state school education department demanding internal assessment options for Class 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board examinations. Students said instead of postponing offline examinations the state should think of alternative methods such as internal assessments if exams cannot be conducted via online mode.

Spit and get fined by Mumbai police

Mumbai police has asked all its police stations to identify spots where people spit and to book them. The move comes, after the Bombay high court recently asked the Mumbai police to identify spots were people regularly spits and ordered to book such people

under the relevant sections of the Maharashtra Police act to deter them from spitting at public places. The order was issued while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Armeen Vandrewala.

Congress slams BJP for putting pressure on the police, defends police action to summon distributor of Remdesivir for Inquiry

Congress party, which is sharing power with Shiv Sena and NCP in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, has refuted the charges made by leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis that the state government was playing politics in the COVID 19 pandemic. It has also retorted Fadnavis' allegations that the Maharastra Police was harassing a Daman-based Remdesivir supplier for agreeing to supply a stock of the drug to the state on the request of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

Mumbai: Checking of vehicles underway near Marine Drive as strict restrictions have been imposed in the city on the weekend to control the spread of COVID-19 

AAP demands action against BJP for allegedly indulging in hoarding and breaking the law by engaging in illegal charity

Moving out for essentials in Mumbai? Know your stickers

Watch: Leaders of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis visited DCP's office to discuss police action to summon distributor of Remdesivir for Inquiry 

Sanjay Raut's cryptic post amidst MVA's brawl with BJP over Remdesivir shortage in state

NCP slams BJP over Remdesivir shortage in state

Railways deploys 94 Covid care coaches in Maharashtra's Nandurbar

Maha: 5,275 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 36 more deaths

Mumbai NCB has taken three people in its custody after conducting raids in areas of Agripada, Nagpada and Badlapur. A large quantity of drugs was also seized from their possession: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Maha home minister Dilip Walse Patil warns of action against COVID-19 curbs violation

'It’s a new low': Minister Jayant Patil slams BJP for 'procuring lifesaving drugs' amidst shortage 

Mumbai: Police booked father and son for making bull dance and showering notes in haldi ceremony in Kalyan-Dombivili 

Bruck Pharma controversy: NCP's Nawab Malik attacks Maharashtra BJP; says party trying to block Remdesivir supply to state

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