As part of Unlock 3.0, the state government has allowed opening of malls, shopping complexes and market places in non-containment zones from August 5. However, due to high number of Covid cases in Kalyan-Dombivli, Thane and Mira-Bhayander, their municipal bodies have decided to keep the shutters down. Stay with us for latest updates.
* Update at 1.54pm
: Coronavirus recovery rate is improving. Number of active Covid-19 cases has come down, says PM Narendra Modi
* Update at 1.44pm
: Experts are saying now that if within 72 hours, a person is diagnosed, then the spread can be controlled to a great extent. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours, says PM Narendra Modi.
*A 98-year-old became one of the oldest in Mumbai to recover from coronavirus.
*Uncertainty prevailed over running of train services to Konkan even though the railways have made all preparation, but the state government has now asked it to hold on to the schedule as there is no clarity over quarantine measures.
* Update at 11.18am
: PM Narendra Modi holds a video conference with chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, to discuss corona related situation.
* Update at 10.12am
: Active Covid-19 cases in India stand at 6,39,929, while 15,83,489 people have recovered, reports PTI quoting Union health ministry
* Update at 10.05am
: Single-day spike of 53,601 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushes India's virus caseload to 22,68,675; death toll climbs to 45,257, reports PTI quoting Union health ministry
*Bandra-Kurla Complex's swanky restaurants renegotiate high rentals to stay in game
*Deans of BYL Nair and LTMG (Sion) hospitals will return to their original postings from Tuesday, as the number of Covid-19 cases wane in the city.
*Five days after a corporator literally carried a Covid survivor home from a private hospital in Kalyan, the municipality has issued a notice to the hospital to give its side regarding the allegation of over-billing a patient.
*Reopen gymkhanas so we don’t fall behind our peers, athletes urge Maharashtra
*A day after reporting the highest Covid-19 deaths and over 12,000 daily cases, Maharashtra reported a dip in cases and deaths on Monday. The state reported 9,181 new cases and 293 deaths, taking the total cases to 5,24,513, and the cumulative fatalities stood at 18,050, crossing the 18,000 mark. The cases reported on Monday were the lowest in the last 5 days.
*There’s a difference of nearly 400 in the toll figures reported by the BMC on its dashboard and to the ICMR. BMC told ICMR on Sunday about 6,799 city deaths so far, but its internal records showed 6,412.