Mumbai News Today Live Updates: Mumbai on Saturday recorded 454 fresh Covid-19 cases and five fatalities. With 580 recoveries, the active number of cases in the city stand at 4,676.
Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated that cinema halls and drama theatres will be allowed to operate from October 22 provided all Covid-related protocols are followed. SOPs in this regard will be issued soon.
Meanwhile, the state government on Friday announced that schools and places of worship in the state will reopen in the first week of October. From October 4, 19 months after they shut down, schools will reopen their premises for in-person classes for students of classes 5 to 12 in rural areas, and from classes 8 to 12 in urban areas. The reopening will apply to government and civic schools, private schools and across boards. Residential schools, will, however remain shut. Pre-primary kindergartens and pre-schools will not reopen either.