Maharashtra Coronavirus News HIGHLIGHTS: Maharashtra on Monday recorded 5,984 new coronavirus cases, the lowest spike in the last several weeks, which took its caseload to 16,01,365, a health official said. 125 fatalities took the COVID-19 death toll in the state to 42,240, he added. On the other hand, 15,069 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of recoveries in the state to 13,84,879.
Mumbai’s metro services, set to restart this week will have only one-third of the passenger traffic and the number of trains will be reduced to half of the pre-covid levels. The cut in services, passengers and operational timings are implemented to ensure passenger safety and other Covid prevention measures. Only 200 services will run as compared to 400 services earlier. Similarly against 1,350 people per service earlier, now the train will carry only 360 people.
With all Covid-10 safety measures in place, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Saturday said that gymnasiums and fitness centres in the state will be allowed to reopen from Dussehra(October 25). “Gymnasiums and fitness centres are for the welfare of citizens, so care should be taken to ensure that there is no virus spread. The SoPs should be strictly followed,” he said.