Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called an all-party meeting on Saturday, which will be held via video-conferencing, to review the Covid-19 situation of the state where the proposal of a complete lockdown is also likely to be discussed.
The Maharashtra government has also imposed a strict weekend lockdown from Friday night till 7 am on Monday. The home delivery of food and essential supplies and movement of students taking various exams are allowed.
Streets near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Marine drive, Dadar, & veer savarkar marg wore a deserted look during the weekend lockdown
Meanwhile, India`s COVID-19 tally hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with over 1.45 lakh new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative count to 1,32,05,926, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The single-day rise in coronavirus cases breached the 1 lakh mark for the fourth consecutive day.
Maharashtra on Friday recorded nearly 59,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 301 related deaths
Mumbai reported 9,202 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, The city also recorded 35 death in the same period
As many as 9,80,75,160 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country.
From April 2, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years. India started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase. The second phase started on March 1 where doses were administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities.
Private vaccination centres in Mumbai will remain shut till Monday “due to insufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccine”, the city’s civic body BMC said in a statement. However, vaccinations will continue as scheduled at all government and municipal hospitals.
“Due to insufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination will not be available at the immunisation centres of private hospitals on April 10, 11 and 12, 2021,” it said.
The civic body will receive some stock of the vaccine by tonight (April 9) and the administration will try to resume vaccination at private hospitals as more vaccines become available, the statement said.