Corona infection in Maharashtra's capital Mumbai has gained momentum during the third wave of the epidemic. Till Tuesday evening, 10,860 new cases of the corona were reported in Mumbai and 2 people have also died due to the virus. The total number of active cases of corona in the city has reached 47,476. Along with this, a lockdown can also be imposed in Mumbai when the corona cases cross the 20,000 level. At the same time, 18,466 new cases of the corona were reported across Maharashtra till Tuesday evening. During this, about 20 people died. Omicron cases in the state have been 653 so far, out of which 259 people have been discharged.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has announced on Tuesday itself that if the daily new cases of corona in the city cross the level of 20,000, then a lockdown will be imposed in Mumbai. At present, Section-144 is in force in Mumbai and strict steps are being taken by the government and the local administration to stop the pace of Corona. Meanwhile, BMC has made it mandatory for all passengers to undergo rapid RT-PCR tests at the international airport by issuing a revised new guideline.
Along with this, because of the increasing cases of the corona, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made rapid RT-PCR tests mandatory for all international passengers arriving at the Mumbai International Airport. For this, BMC has revised and issued the old guideline. According to a BMC official, the new guidelines issued last week have come into effect from Monday. The revised order states that all international passengers found infected in the rapid RT-PCR test will have to undergo regular RT-PCR tests at the airport itself. If they are found infected in that too, the sample will be immediately sent for genome sequencing and the passenger will be sent to institutional isolation.
On the other hand, Cordelia Cruise has reached Mumbai late Tuesday evening carrying Corona positive passengers. About 30 Corona positive passengers aboard have been deboarded from the ship. According to BMC officials, the ship anchored at the passenger terminal at Ballard Pier in south Mumbai and the BMC team and police were present on the occasion.
Officials said that the BSC had arranged five ambulances with 17 seats each to take the corona virus-infected to the Covid Care Center. Officials said that the infected have also been given the option of staying in isolation in the hotel at their own expense. The rest of the passengers will have to remain on the ship till the test report arrives.