Updated: December 20, 2021 8:22:01 am
Mumbai Highlights and News: Eight more patients have been found to have been infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Maharashtra. Out of these, four patients tested positive at the Mumbai airport. Moreover, three are from Satara and one patient is from Pune Municipal Corporation area.
All four patients in Mumbai have been identified through airport screening. Out of these, one patient is from Mumbai. Out of the remaining 3 patients, one patient each is a resident of Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Jalgaon. Two of them had travelled to Africa, one to Tanzania and one to England.
Till date, a total of 48 Omicron cases have been detected in the state. Out of these, 18 cases are from Mumbai. Earlier, a 29-year-old man with a travel history to the US had been diagnosed with the Omicron variant in Mumbai. He has been vaccinated with three doses of Pfizer, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The man landed in Mumbai on November 9 from New York.
Amid the scare from the new Omicron variant of coronavirus and the upcoming Christmas-New Year festival season, Mumbai civic chief IS Chahal Saturday said people in the metropolis must avoid crowding in hotels, restaurants, cinemas, malls and asserted that attendance caps in place for marriages and other functions will have to be adhered to strictly. Ward-level squads will be formed to take action against Covid-19 protocol violators, he added.
As many as 16 students of a school at Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai have tested positive for Covid and admitted to a local Covid Care Centre, news agency PTI reported on Saturday. They are students of Classes 8 to 11, a Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) official said.
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