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Is the third wave of COVID-19 about to knock in Mumbai? Here’s what BMC told Bombay HC

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday (October 4, 2021) told the Bombay High Court that it does not see a third wave of COVID-19 in the city as the vaccination drive is going smoothly. The BMC informed that over 42 lakh people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and over 82 lakh people have received the first dose of the vaccine.

BMC’s lawyer Anil Sakhare told BHC, “Work is on. It is going smoothly. Now, there is no shortage of vaccines either. Mumbai is safe. We don’t see the third wave (of COVID-19).” “

He said that so far 2,586 bed-ridden people have been given both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 3,942 such people have got the first job.

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A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a PIL filed by advocates Dhriti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari earlier this year, directing both the central and Maharashtra governments to introduce door-to-door vaccination for senior citizens. was demanded to be given. 75 years of age and over, specially-abled people and those who are bedridden. It has been said in the petition that such people will not be in a position to come out of their homes to go to the vaccination centers and do jobs.

The central government had earlier said that it would not be able to start a door-to-door vaccination programme, but it was approved in September.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Monday reported 2,026 new COVID-19 cases, its lowest since February 2. There have also been 26 deaths in the state and 65,62,514 infections and 1,39,233 deaths have been reported so far. In Mumbai, 339 new coronavirus cases were reported and two deaths were reported. The city currently has 4,532 active cases.

(with agency input)

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By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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