Mumbaikars bid adieu to Lord Ganesh; over 2,100 idols immersed in city so far on last day of festival
The festival, which in normal times used to witness large gatherings and long queues on streets outside public mandals which host the celebrations, began on September 10
According to the civic body, no 'sarvajanik' (public) Ganpati idols were immersed till afternoon and no untoward incidents have been reported from any part of the city.
According to the BMC, 71,61,427 beneficiaries have been given the first dose of the vaccine, while 28,80,152 have received both shots.
In just six days of September, Mumbai logs over 28 per cent of total COVID-19 cases recorded in August: BMC data
The spike in the cases has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials worried ahead of the festive season beginning on September 10 with the 'Ganesh Chaturthi'.
A total of 97 lakh vaccine doses have been administered at civic-run vaccination centres and private hospitals in the city to date, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
No one would be allowed to enter sealed buildings, while people who come to provide various services would also be stopped.
Rane paid homage to Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray at his memorial here on Thursday despite opposition from Sena MP Vinayak Raut.
The directions came after senior counsel Anil Sakhre, who appeared for the BMC, told the HC that it had re-vaccinated 161 of the 2,053 people, who had fallen victim to such fake camps.
In a release, the BMC said it had received a list of residents of Hiranandani Heritage Co-operative Housing Society who had been cheated in the bogus vaccination camp.
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19, who have been treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, can be vaccinated after 12 weeks of recovery, the civic body said.
Monoclonal antibodies made news as a treatment for COVID-19 when they were given to then US President Donald Trump in November last year after he tested positive for the disease.
Elections to ten municipal corporations including Mumbai, 27 Zilla Parishads and Panchayat Samities in their areas are due early next year.
Actor Suniel Shetty lives in a building named 'Prithvi Apartments' in South Mumbai's Altamount Road.
While the wall of the plot adjoining Bachchan's bungalow was demolished, Bachchan's bungalow was left untouched, the corporator said, bemoaning the VIP treatment accorded to the veteran actor.
BMC also said the metropolis has had an average positivity rate of 3.96 per cent and oxygen bed occupancy of 23.04 per cent over the last two weeks.