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Mumbai is planning to add over 8,000 beds in ‘jumbo’ field hospitals, and boost public infrastructure to ensure almost 6,500 Covid beds for critical care.
Till 2 June, a total of 41,986 COVID-19 cases and 1,368 deaths were recorded in the city, the worst-hit by the disease in Maharashtra.
A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
25-year-old Deepika Singh started the initiative and hired a six-seater private jet to transport the stranded pets.
As the Uddhav Thackeray government works to bring the city out of lockdown, citizens have been allowed to step out for physical activities.
The Pushpak Express has transported over a 1,000 passengers since 1 June, including migrant and white-collar workers who were waiting to get back to work amid the lockdown.
BMC guidelines say doctors have to physically check patients before prescribing tests, failing which they stand to lose their licence.
Over the next three hours, Raigad and adjoining areas of Mumbai and Thane are forecast to face wind speeds of 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph.
Alibaug, a tehsil in the Raigad district that has 215 villages lined with sprawling beaches, is where Mumbai’s rich and famous own bungalow and luxurious villas.
With Cyclone Nisarga expected to make landfall in 12 hours, Maharashtra is working to ensure people in low-lying areas and make-shift Covid facilities are moved to safer locations.