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‘No COVID Third Wave In Mumbai’; What Makes Civic Body So Optimistic?

Mumbai: The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) told Bombay High Court that it doesn’t see a third COVID wave hitting India’s financial capital.

What makes the municipal corporation so confident?

The civic body based its prediction on a “smooth” vaccination drive, with over 42 lakh people in the city being fully vaccinated and more than 82 lakh having received the first dose.

“The work (vaccination) is on. It is going on smoothly. Now, there is no shortage of vaccines too. Mumbai is safe. We do not see a third wave (of COVID-19) coming,” BMC counsel Anil Sakhare told the high court.

Sakhare also submitted that 2,586 bed-ridden people have been administered both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while 3,942 such people have got the first jab, PTI reported.

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The court was hearing a petition filed by advocates Dhruti Kapadia and Kunal Tiwari, seeking a direction to the Central and Maharashtra governments to start door-to-door vaccination for people aged 75 and above, specially-abled people and those who are bed-ridden.

The COVID situation in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state during the second wave earlier this year, is under control with the daily cases declining over the past three-four months. The daily average of fresh coronavirus cases was 3,368 in September – down from 4,944 in August, 7,737 in July and 10,542 in June.