Heavy rainfall continues in Mumbai on July 04. Monsoon has brought frequent rain spells in financial capital. Downpour partially disrupted vehicular movement at King's Circle area. India Meteorological Department had predicted heavy rainfall in Mumbai today.
High tides hit Marine Drive in Mumbai on July 04. Weather officials have issued a high alert for Mumbai. The Indian Meteorological Department has confirmed that heavy rainfall is expected to occur today.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope expressed his concern over the deaths occurring in the state due to COVID-19. He said, "We are leaving no stones unturned for the testing in Maharashtra. As testing is done at optimum level, we are finding more number of cases. I am not afraid of the numbers but I am concerned about the deaths that are happening." Rajesh Tope further said that there is no community spread in the state. He said, "We cannot say that there is community spread because most of the cases that are coming positive right now also, they are from the containment zones or from the quarantine area only. Less than 1% of people were seen positive in the total SWABS or tests which were conducted. But we should take precautions that this does not happen."
The administration of Hotel Taj received threat call on June 29. The call was made from Karachi and the caller threatened to blow up the hotels. While speaking to media in Mumbai, the Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh said, "After Karachi stock exchange terror attack, Taj Mahal Palace received a terror threat from Karachi." "I have had detailed discussions on beefing up security arrangements with both Maharashtra DGP and Mumbai Commissioner of Police," he added.
As the country is moving into the second phase of unlocking the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister warned the citizens against growing carelessness since the Unlock 1 started. Countrywide cases have mounted to 5.65 lakh, while the death toll is staring at 17,000 mark. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit as it reported 4878 infections in last 24 hours, taking active cases to 75,979 out of the 1.74 lakh caseload. It also reported 245 deaths out of which 95 took place in last 24 hours while remaining 150 from previous period. The toll is nearing 8,000. Karnataka, which is seen as the new trouble state reported 947 new cases in last 24 hours, taking confirmed infections to 15,242.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs resulting in waterlogging in some of the low lying areas. Traffic snarls were also reported from several places in the maximum city. The BMC has issued a list..
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