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BMC Commissioner asserts city not hit with the second wave of COVID-19

Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has asserted that the city of Mumbai has not been hit with the second wave of the coronavirus adding that the rise in COVID-19 cases is due to increased testing.

BMC Commissioner asserts city not hit with the second wave of COVID-19
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On Thursday, September 24, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal asserted that the city of Mumbai has not been hit with the second wave of the coronavirus adding that the rise in COVID-19 cases is due to increased testing.

Chahal further stated that Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was in discussion with gyms and restaurant owners and is looking forward to permitting them to resume operations with one-third patrons. Moreover, as per Chahal, the civic body has been planning to take the number of tests to over 20,000 a day.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra in the last 24 hours clocked 19,164 fresh cases for the novel coronavirus propelling the state's COVID-19 tally to 12,82,963. At present, there are 2,74,993 active cases in the state. With 17,184 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 9,73,214.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray amidst the surge in cases of coronavirus provided the progress report of 'My Family, My Responsibility' campaign. The campaign which entails door-to-door survey for tracing and treating the patients suffering from the coronavirus aims to identify people with co-morbidities, raising awareness and educating citizens on safety measures to break the chain transmission. The CM stated that 69.94 lakh households have been surveyed via 55,268 teams. Moreover, out of 37,733 suspected cases, 4,517 positive patients have been detected.

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