Mumbai News Today highlights, Mumbai Weather and Coronavirus Latest highlights: Mumbai on Wednesday reported 530 new Covid-19 cases and 349 recoveries. With this the total number of active infections in the city rose to 3,895. Mumbai also recorded 4 Covid-19 fatalities.
The pedestrian who was injured in a road accident involving Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi’s car in suburban Andheri died during treatment, PTI reported quoting police on Wednesday. Following the death of the injured victim on Tuesday late night, D N Nagar police have added section 304-A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR registered against the actor, an official said. The actor is not yet arrested, he said.
Similar to the guidelines issued last year for Ganeshotsav in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the BMC on Tuesday said visitors will not be allowed inside pandals and that all interested in darshan would have to do it online. Organisers should arrange for online darshan through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as well as cable and local TV channels, a 23-point charter issued by the BMC said.
In weather-related news, under the influence of a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, Maharashtra is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in Konkan, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha on Wednesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert (be prepared) predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall (64.5 mm to 115.5 mm in 24 hours) over Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Nashik, Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts on Wednesday.