Maharashtra Coronavirus News Live Updates: Maharashtra detected an additional 8,151 cases on the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking its tally to 16.09 lakh. The 16,09,516 cases included 1,74,265 people who were undergoing treatment, 13,92,308 who had recovered and 42,453 deaths.
Mumbai reported 1,091 new cases and 45 deaths on the same day, taking its Covid-19 count to 2,44,260 and toll to 9,864. Pune registered 334 cases and 22 deaths, raising its caseload to 1,68,736, including 3,873 deaths.
In a late night order, the Maharashtra government Tuesday capped the prices of masks. As per the new rates, an N-95 mask would cost between Rs 19 to Rs 45 depending on its kind, while a 3-ply would cost Rs 4, and a 2-ply mask Rs 3. At present, an N-95 mask costs Rs 150 to Rs 600 in the market, while a 3-ply mask costs anywhere between Rs 20 to Rs 40.
In other news from Mumbai, the Indian Railways has allowed woman commuters to travel in suburban local trains from Wednesday. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted: “I am happy to announce that Railways will allow women to travel on suburban trains from 21 Oct between 11 am to 3 pm & after 7 pm. We were always ready and with the receipt of letter from Maharashtra Govt today, we have allowed this travel.” Local train services were shut on March 23 due to Covid-19, and partially resumed on June 15 — only those in essential services were allowed to board the trains.
Maharashtra Coronavirus Live News Updates: State’s Covid-19 tally at 16.09 lakh; Uddhav Thackeray govt caps prices of face masks; Indian Railways allows women to board suburban local trains in Mumbai. Follow the latest news and updates below
Two videos of patients performing at Covid-19 facilities in Mumbai have surfaced on social media, even as the state government appealed to people to hold health and blood donation camps instead of dandiya during the ongoing Navratri festival.
A number of Covid-19 patients with masks on their faces were seen performing garba along with health workers wearing PPE kits on a Bollywood song in a female ward in one of the videos. Some female patients were also seen watching the performance.
In another similar video, some male patients were seen doing garba with healthcare workers in PPE kits at ‘Nursing Station 15’
The videos are from the Goregaon-based jumbo Covid-19 facility of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), according to some social media posts.
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