Mumbai Live News and Updates: For the first time since the latest surge in coronavirus cases began in Mumbai, the slum-dominated Dharavi area of the metropolis on Friday recorded no new infections, a civic official said.
Kiran Dighavkar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, G- North ward, said new cases fell to zero in the densely-populated area after 39 days. It had recorded zero cases last on December 20, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government, while responding to PILs alleging improper pandemic management, told the Bombay High Court on Friday that the Covid-19 situation in the state is “fully under control” and “the government is geared to meet any eventuality arising out of further spread of Omicron variant.”
On the case front, Mumbai on Friday recorded 1,835 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total active cases in the city to 18,040.
The Supreme Court Friday set aside the suspension of the 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs from the Assembly for one year, saying the decision was “arbitrary, unconstitutional and illegal.” A number of BJP members including Devendra Fadnavis welcomed the “historic” decision and congratulated the MLAs “who were fighting for the cause of OBCs in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly during the monsoon session.”