Maharashtra see drop in Covid cases for second day in a row
For second consecutive day there has been a drop in the number of Covid-19 cases across Maharashtra on Friday, with the state reporting 39,923 new infections and 695 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 53,09,215, with 79,552 fatalities toll now.
(With inputs from agencies)
Mumbai COVID-19 cases
Mumbai also witnessed a drop in Covid-19 cases on Friday, with 1,657 new infections and 66 Covid fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 6,85,705, with 14,138 fatalities till now. It is the lowest single-day case reported since March 12 this year
Cyclone Tauktae: Maharashtra CM orders officials to be vigilant, well equipped near coastal areas
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered officials to be vigilant and well equipped especially near coastal areas, in view of Cyclone Tauktae.
In a tweet by the Maharashtra CMO, it informed, "In a meeting regarding Cyclone Tauktae, CM Uddhav Thackeray directed District Administration, Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors to be vigilant and well equipped especially in coastal areas of Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg." Cyclone Tauktae near Kochi is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Saturday morning, informed the Indian navy on Friday.
All Jumbo COVID centres have been asked to remain on standby & if needed, patients to be shifted to other places. By afternoon we will have an update about this if patients needs to be shifted. We are watching the situation closely: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar
Bandra-Worli Sea link closed, lifeguards on alert - How Mumbai is bracing for Cyclone Tauktae
Mumbai civic body has also made preparations. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday informed about the preparedness of the civic body. The BMC has taken following measures:
All Jumbo COVID centres have been asked to remain on standby and if needed, patients will be shifted to other places.
By afternoon BMC will have an update about this if patients needs to be shifted and the civic body is watching the situation closely.
Around 100 lifeguards are placed at various beaches for emergency rescue etc.
Fire brigade teams are also on stand-by.
Bandra Worli sea link will be closed for traffic today and tomorrow.
2-3 private centres are continuing with their vaccinations but all government centres will be closed for vaccination today and tomorrow.
3 teams in Mumbai, 1 in Goa & 14 deputed at Pune HQ. Cyclone Tauktae 250km away, likely to reach Maharashtra by tonight/tomorrow. It'd be far from Western coast hence will have minimal impact. Strong wind, rainfall expected in coastal districts: Anupam Srivastava, Commandant NDRF
IMD issues a yellow alert for Mumbai and Thane for 17th of May and a green alert for Palghar district of Maharashtra
A yellow alert signifies heavy rains at isolated places where green alert indicates light to moderate rain.
COVID-19: Liquid Medical Oxygen, oxygen cylinders arrive at Nhava Sheva port from Kuwait
A Kuwaiti ship arrived at Nhava Sheva Port in Mumbai on Saturday, carrying three semi-trailers of Liquid Medical Oxygen (25 metric tonnes each) and 1000 oxygen cylinders on board, to help India combat the coronavirus pandemic.