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The Ides of May will decide Mumbai's fate


BMC launches Three-pronged strategy as central crew tasks 75,000 circumstances by May 15

Mid-May can be a turning level in Mumbai’s history. With the central government overview crew projecting 75,000 Covid-19 circumstances within the town by then, the BMC has rolled out a 3 pronged aggressive strategy.

The plan—befittingly referred to as the Ides of May—involves intense contact tracing, established order of more Covid-19 care centres for asymptomatic patients, and lengthening the capability of personal and public hospitals.

At provide, the doubling price of circumstances in Mumbai stands at seven days, up from Three.1 earlier this month; the national reasonable is 9.1 days.

According to the central crew’s projection, in line with the doubling price, 63,000 circumstances can be asymptomatic and best 12,000 will show signs.

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Manisha Mhaiskar, essential secretary on particular deputation to the BMC to manage hospital-related issues, mentioned the primary process sooner than the BMC is to give a boost to the doubling price. The purpose is to take it to 10 days. “It’s imperative that it doesn’t drop to four or 5 days,” mentioned Mhaiskar.

100 beds had been arrange at NESCO exhibition centre in Goregaon. The plan is to have 1,240 beds by May 5; PIC: NILESH WAIRKAR


A full of life contact tracing regimen and heightened surveillance is anticipated to lend a hand with that. “Doorto-door surveillance is being carried out in containment zones,” mentioned Mhaiskar.

Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi mentioned more exams can also be carried out. “The more certain contacts we discover, the better our probability of thrashing the virus. We will center of attention on those that have fever as well as on senior voters who have comorbid prerequisites like diabetes,” he mentioned.

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Mhaiskar mentioned simultaneously, more Covid-19 care centres for asymptomatic patients—who lately account for 80 consistent with cent of the circumstances—can be arrange. Pardeshi mentioned the BMC has already readied 25,000 isolation beds for asymptomatic patients in accommodations, motels, sports activities complexes and exhibition centres. In addition, 350 municipal faculties are being ready to increase the capability to 35,000 beds. ‘Jumbo facilities’ like wedding ceremony halls and gymkhanas with 20,000 beds can be saved on standby. At one of the vital isolation centres, the NESCO exhibition centre in Goregaon, 100 beds with oxygen facilities had been arrange on Sunday. An further 1,140 beds will arrange by May 5.

While the two ways are afoot, the BMC may also augment facilities at hospitals. “For a symptomatic patient or a patient with comorbidity, a medical institution mattress is essentially the most treasured useful resource. Medical teams at Nair, SevenHills, Kasturba and HBT Trauma hospitals are setting up super efforts against patient care,” mentioned Mhaiskar.


All main hospitals within the town have set aside 7,500 beds, together with 250 within the ICUs. The BMC will in coming days add 500 more.

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Mumbai in Lockdown 2.0: Slower pace to tackle Covid19 however crucial supplies running

Lockdown Violators

For Mumbai and Maharashtra, it came as no wonder that the lockdown was once prolonged. The town's numbers were on the rise and even circumstances from Pune continue to add to the tally. Maharashtra nonetheless has the easiest choice of COVID-19 circumstances throughout all states within the nation. Lockdown 2.0 will see some exemptions however best in those areas which aren't containment zones. The exemptions will kick off from April 20 and are anticipated to bring in large reduction for financial actions that experience nearly been in shutdown-mode since March 24, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the preliminary 21-day lockdown for the country. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL

Red Zone Mumbai

On Sunday, the Health Ministry mentioned that 1,334 fresh COVID-19 circumstances reported since Saturday with 27 deaths in ultimate 24 hours. ICMR mentioned India had carried out a complete of 3,86,791 exams so far. "Yesterday 37,173 tests were done, out of these 29,287 tests were done in labs of ICMR network. 7,886 tested in private sector labs.," Raman Gangakhedkar of the ICMR. Mumbai is a part of the checklist of 170 hotspots or purple zones around the nation. Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

Maharashtra CM appeals to migrants

Addressing the worries of migrant workers, Uddhav Thackeray spoke in Hindi, pronouncing, "We are working to start some economic activities. Come forward to join these. I want to assure you that the Maharashtra government will ensure you reach home. Your family is scared and so are you. Tell them not to worry about you. We are going to take care of you. These are tough times, but they won't last too long." Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

Flamingos Take Flight in Lockdown

With the prolonged lockdown forcing other folks to stick indoors, the encompassing areas of Mumbai are seeing a sharp upward push within the choice of flamingos, especially in Navi Mumbai, Uran, Thane Creek, Panju Island and Vasai. Mumbai has a couple of sites where lesser and bigger flamingo species can be observed all the way through this time of the yr. With other folks staying at home all the way through the lockdown, flamingos are taking flight. Their younger ones at the moment are additionally picking up the pink colour that one buddies with flamingos. These birds will migrate to Kutch for breeding. Photo by Raju Shelar/ MMCL

Nehrunagar: Lockdown violators penalised

From sit-u.s.to yoga, police in Maharashtra have tried a variety of leading edge the way to tackle lockdown violators - those that do not have a convincing explanation why to provide an explanation for why they're out of the streets all the way through the lockdown. In some circumstances, police additionally made other folks dangle placards with strains like - 'I am an educated citizen however I don't apply government orders.' In some circumstances, police have also used their lathis against violators. This picture was once taken on April 18 in Nehrunagar. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL

Sanitiser mist put in in Jogeshwari

On April 20, Maharashtra will complete six weeks of being within the lockdown. And although movement of other folks remains to be restricted, some financial actions can be allowed to resume in those areas which are green zones - where there isn't even a single case of Covid-19. In Mumbai, although the lockdown will continue as it is without doubt one of the purple zones. This sanitiser mist was once put in in a slum in Jogeshwari. Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

Time to join the Mask Force

A few days ago, the BCCI released a video with best cricketers selling the idea of home-made mask. So captain Virat Kohli's mask has V written on it, Rahul Dravid's mask has, what else - a wall on it. Bhajji paaji made up our minds to head with a Sikh turban on his mask whilst BCCI leader Sourav Ganguly has 'Dada' on his mask. Sachin Tendulkar chose to head with the number '10' on his mask and Hitman Rohit Sharma has additionally stayed true to his nickname. The video got a large thumbs up from the Prime Minister. This picture was once taken in Nehrunagar where a seller was once promoting mask for Rs 10 apiece. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL

Uttan: Waiting for the tide to turn

Fro fishermen, that is top season. But the lockdown can with an surprising disaster for them. For many days, they did not get permission to take their boats out to sea. Then with the lockdown, there was once the extra worry of how they would get their catch to the markets. Getting diesel was once a problem, even ice to retailer the fish was once a subject. In this uncertainty, they had been left top and dry. Now, as consistent with the new exemptions indexed within the MHA circular, fishing can be allowed. These boats at the Uttam fishing village which were looking ahead to days might finally get started seeing the tide turn in their favour once more. Otherwise the entire fishing community is staring at huge losses. Photo by Nilesh Wairkar/ MMCL

Good news within the lockdown

In a heartwarming construction, two ladies who had examined certain for the radical coronavirus delivered healthy babies at Mumbai's BYL Nair medical institution on Sunday. The doctor mentioned that both the youngsters have examined destructive for the deadly virus however could now not be breastfed as there are chances of virus transmission. Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

City slows down

A residential society in Agripada has registered an FIR against a couple for allegedly allowing house-helps to go into their flat all the way through the nationwide lockdown despite the society’s ban at the access of outsiders. The couple allegedly unnoticed several warnings by the housing society and insisted on allowing the househelps to go into the society campus every day. Photo by Sachin Haralkar/ MMCL

City's greatest Covid19 facility at Nair medical institution

Mumbai is finally getting an exclusive Covid-19 medical institution it deserves. By Monday, Nair Hospital – one of the vital biggest BMC-run hospitals – will get started moving all its non-coronavirus patients to its different facilities, making way for the town’s greatest Covid-19 facility, two times the scale of Kasturba and SevenHills put together. Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

Essential services and products continue

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday claimed that the state has carried out a complete of 66,896 exams for Covid-19. He reiterated that individuals must come forward and get the Covid-19 exams executed if there are signs. "Doctors have told us that many are coming to us when they are already quite serious. There have been cases where they have passed away even before their results have been received," he mentioned. He requested other folks not to hide signs. "If you have fever, cold, cough, let us know. Don't be afraid, don't run away from it, come to these clinics we have set up." Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

26 sailors test certain in Mumbai

26 sailors had been positioned in isolation after testing certain for COVID-19 at Mumbai on Saturday. They belong to INS Angre, a shore established order. There has so far now not been a single case of Covid-19 onboard any ship, submarine or air station of the Indian Navy. The detection of those Covid-19 circumstances is a results of meticulous contact tracing and aggressive screening/testing performed by Western Naval Command after one sailor examined certain on April 7. After the sailor was once examined certain for Covid-19, the entire premises of the Unit were sealed off. Containment zones and buffer areas were designated and common disinfection is still performed as consistent with protocol to comprise unfold by breaking the chain of transmission. Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL

People are indoors, birds are unfastened

We are positive you may have observed numerous posts on social media speaking about how nature is therapeutic as humans stay indoors. There are some truths to that needless to say. For starters, pollution ranges are down in lots of Indian cities. Viral photos of India Gate with a gorgeous blue sky within the background are the talk of Twitterati that is aghast to look the grey tone of every other picture of the monument taken in November 2019 where the India Gate is just visible. Flamingos are in all their pink glory at Mumbai's many sites, together with Seawoods and even Wadala. Photo by Satyajit Desai/ MMCL




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