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Mumbai news highlights: Man who returned from South Africa tests positive for Omicron; first case in Maharashtra

According to BMC, 14 international travellers from ‘at risk countries’ have tested Covid-19 positive in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: December 6, 2021 10:04:25 am
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Mumbai Live News:   A 33-year-old man, who returned to Kalyan Dombivali municipal area near Mumbai from South Africa, tested positive for Omicron Covid variant on Saturday, the Maharashtra Health department said. This is the first confirmed case of Omicron in Maharashtra.

The man arrived in Mumbai on 24th November 2021 from Capetown, South Africa through Dubai and Delhi. He hasn’t taken a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine yet. He is mildly symptomatic and is being treated at the Covid Care Centre in Kalyan-Dombivali. His 12 high-risk contacts and 23 low-risk contacts have been traced and all of them have been tested negative for Covid-19.

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Samples of 28 returnees from 'at risk' countries sent for genome sequencing, says Health Minister; Mumbai sees 193 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

21:34 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Maharashtra sees 782 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 782 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 14 fatalities, taking the caseload to 66,38,071 and the toll to 1,41,163, the state health department said.
A total of 770 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, which pushed the total number of recoveries in Maharashtra to 64,86,105,  leaving the state with 7,129 active cases. The recovery rate now stands at 97.71 per cent. (PTI)

20:30 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Mumbai reports 219 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths

Mumbai on Saturday reported 219 fresh coronavirus positive cases and four fatalities, taking the tally to 7,63,622 and the toll to 16,348, the city civic body said. 
With 303 people being discharged during the day, the number of recoveries in Mumbai increased to 7,42,905, leaving the metropolis with 1,797 active cases.  (PTI)

20:01 (IST)04 Dec 2021
First case of Omicron confirmed in Maharashtra

A man who returned to Kalyan Dombivali municipal area of Thane district from South Africa tested positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus today, Maharashtra Health department said. This is the first confirmed case of Omicron in Maharashtra.The 33-year-old passenger arrived in Mumbai on 24th November 2021 from Capetown, South Africa through Dubai and Delhi. He hasn’t taken a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine yet. He is mildly symptomatic and is being treated at the Covid Care Centre in Kalyan-Dombivali. His 12 high-risk contacts and 23 low-risk contacts have been traced and all of them have been tested negative for Covid-19.

17:33 (IST)04 Dec 2021
In Pics | World’s largest national flag exhibited in Mumbai

On the occasion of Navy Day 2021, Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai,  overlooking the iconic Gateway of India. Measuring 225 feet in length, and 150 feet in width, the flag weighs about 1400 kgs and is made of khadi. It was manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries and Commission as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. 

16:56 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Why Savarkar's name is missing from Marathi literary meet, asks Fadnavis

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday objected to the name of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar being `missing' at the ongoing annual Marathi literary meet at Nashik in north Maharashtra.
The late Hindutva ideologue was born at Bhagur near Nashik in 1883.
There was a demand from some quarters that a pandal at  the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, being held at Bhujbal Knowledge City, be named for Savarkar. Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal is involved in the organization of this year's meet. (PTI)

16:32 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Sena snubs Mamata, says creating alliance parallel to UPA sans Cong akin to strengthening 'fascist' forces

In a snub to Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, whose party is currently engaged in a tussle with the Congress, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said keeping the grand old party away from national politics and creating an opposition alliance parallel to the UPA without it is akin to strengthening the ruling BJP and the "fascist" forces. 
In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', the Sena also said that those who don't want a Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) should make their stand clear publicly, instead of creating confusion by talking behind back.  (PTI)

16:21 (IST)04 Dec 2021
10 months into Covid immunisation drive, Maharashtra acting chief secy takes first dose

Ten months after the mass immunisation programme against Covid-19 began in the state, Acting Chief Secretary Debashis Chakraborty took his first dose of the vaccine on Thursday.

Chakraborty took a shot of Covaxin at the government-run JJ Hospital. Sources at the hospital said that after the matter became public, the bureaucrat held senior doctors at the hospital responsible for ‘leaking’ his personal details. Read More

15:24 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Maharashtra: Beef worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in Palghar; two from TN held

The police in Maharashtra’s Palghar district have seized beef worth Rs 20.6 lakh and arrested two persons from Tamil Nadu who were allegedly transporting it in a container truck, an official said on Saturday.

Based on a tip-off, the district rural police laid a trap at Ghol village on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway in Palghar and intercepted a container truck on Tuesday evening, senior inspector Ajay Vasave said.

13:35 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Mumbai Police file chargesheet against Param Bir Singh, Sachin Waze

Mumbai Police Crime branch has filed a chargesheet before a magistrate court against former police commissioner Param Bir Singh, dismissed officer Sachin Waze and two others in an extortion case registered at Goregaon police station. 

11:53 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Mumbai issues new home quarantine rules amid Omicron threat

From phone calls five times a day to physical visits, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a set of rules to ensure proper monitoring of travellers coming in from ‘at risk’ countries and under home quarantine amid the Omicron threat. The Mumbai Civic body will also write to the housing societies to ensure that quarantine norms are being followed by such passengers. Read More

09:55 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Probe stuck as local police yet to get access to electrical inspection report

Investigation into the Ahmednagar district hospital fire is stuck, as the state government is yet to provide the local police access to the electrical inspection report of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward where the fire broke out on November 6, killing 14 Covid-19 patients. In the last 20 days, the police have sent five reminders to the government seeking the report, said officers. Read More

09:36 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Nashik sees 28 Covid-19 cases, 1 death

The Covid-19 tally in Nashik reached 4,12,549 after 28 cases were detected on Friday, while one death took the toll to 8,727, an official said. So far, 4,03,362 people have been discharged post recovery, including 39 on Friday, he said. With 4,414 samples being examined during the day, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 28,88,655, he added. (PTI)

09:23 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Param Bir Singh accepts suspension order

Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has accepted his suspension order and the Maharashtra home department has received its acknowledgement, an official said here on Friday. Singh, currently Director General, Home Guards, was placed under suspension on Thursday after he was named as accused in at least five cases of alleged extortion in Mumbai and Thane. The former Mumbai police commissioner had earlier accused then state home minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption. (PTI)

09:17 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Given nod to three MSHRC appointments, including of chairperson, govt tells HC

The state government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had approved and signed the appointment of chairperson and two members, including a judicial member and human rights expert member, to the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) and had sent the same to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for his approval. The government counsel said it hoped that the Governor would ratify the appointments before December 10, which is observed as Human Rights Day. Read More

Commuters at Kurla Station in Mumbai on Friday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Next Speaker will be from Congress, says Patole

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Nana Patole has said that the election for the post of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly will be held in the winter session in December and the Speaker will be from Congress.

The post had fallen vacant due to the resignation of Nana Patole, who took over as state Congress chief. Thereafter, there was no unanimity among the various constituents of MVA over who would be the Speaker and from which party.

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