Mumbai : The Maharashtra Government has chosen to revive gyms and salons within the state from June 28, said Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh on Thursday. The Government will soon issue a list of the rules to be taken after to control the spread of the novel coronavirus widespread, he added. Shaikh also said that the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi Government has not however taken any choice on allowing religious get-togethers in the state.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is presently taking a leaf from the victory against COVID-19 indented in Dharavi and actualizing a comparable procedure for the north-east and north-west rural areas of Mumbai. The Rapid Action Plan (RAP), found viable in Dharavi and Worli within the public-private-partnership model is being actualized in Mulund-Bhandup and Dahisar-Borivali-Kandivali-Malad rural areas which proceed to record a disturbing number of cases every day.

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Meanwhile, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country. “The current count of COVID19 patients in the state of Maharashtra is 142900. Today, newly 3890 patients have been identified as positive. Also newly 4161 patients have been cured today, a total of 73792 patients are cured & discharged from the hospitals Total active patients are 62354,” tweeted state health minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday evening.

To speed up testing, Maharashtra is obtaining ICMR-approved 100,000 Fast Antigen Test Units from SD Biosensor, South Korea – which can provide results in 30 minutes – for individuals living in all the corona hotspots in Mumbai and Pune. With this, the number of everyday tests in Mumbai is anticipated to go up by 35% to 6,000, in spite of the fact that Delhi conducts more than 15,000 tests per day.