Mumbai reports 1,066 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths
With the addition of 1,066 new COVID-19 cases on May 30, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 7,05,575. Now, there are 27,322 active cases in the city.
Mumbai reported 22 deaths due to coronavirus on Sunday which pushed its fatality count to 14,855 as per data released by the city's civic body. 1,327 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday taking the recovery count to 6,61,226.
Maharashtra logs less than 20K Covid cases, lowest in over 2 months
As the number of cases in the city has been witnessing a steady drop, Mumbai added 1,066 new Covid cases and 22 deaths on May 30. With this Mumbai's cumulative caseload of Covid and death toll rose to 7,05,575 and 14,855 respectively.
The city as of Sunday has 27,322 active cases.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s overall daily caseload of the Covid-19 fell to 18,600 on Sunday, taking the state’s infection tally to 5,731,815. Also, 402 people succumbed to the viral disease during the 24 hours ending on Sunday, taking the state's death toll to 94,844. For the first time in more than two months, Maharashtra has added less than 20,000 fresh Covid-19 cases in a single day. On March 16, the western state saw 17,864 new cases.
Maharashtra extends lockdown in state till June 15
The Maharashtra government on Sunday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state by 15 days till June 15.
"Lockdown is being extended for 15 days, shall be in place till June 15 now. Depending on the case tally of districts, certain relaxations and restrictions will be enforced," Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said.
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Bodies of COVID-19 patients floating in rivers a shame for India: Maha minister
Maharashtra Revenue Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday said the scenes of the bodies of COVID-19 victims floating in rivers and lying in the sand in some states have tarnished the image of India in the world.
Speaking on the seventh anniversary of the Modi government, he slammed the BJP for the rise in prices of petrol and diesel.
Latest update on Maharashtra Class 12 board exam
CM Uddhav Thackeray demanded a uniform education policy in the country and stressed the need for revolutionary decisions in the field of education in view of the pandemic.
"Education policy should be uniform for the country, especially for examinations that impact the future of students like Class 12. We have decided to cancel Class 10 exams and will soon take a decision on the Class 12 exams. But I would appeal to Pime Minister Narendra Modi to take a call on having a uniform policy in education sector," he said.