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  • No curbs on immersion of Ganpati idols at Mumbai beaches: BMC Aug 12, 2020 07:48 PM IST

    No curbs on immersion of Ganpati idols at Mumbai beaches: BMC

    The civic body issued a statement to this effect after some messages started doing rounds on social media that immersion of idols will not be allowed at beaches in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • BMC to conduct study to assess efficacy of AI-based COVID-19 test Aug 10, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    BMC to conduct study to assess efficacy of AI-based COVID-19 test

    "This technology is in the initial stage and its results need to be cross-checked. Therefore we have decided to conduct this study," said Suresh Kakani, Additional Commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

  • Mumbai rains: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asks people to avoid going outdoors Aug 05, 2020 07:41 PM IST

    Mumbai rains: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asks people to avoid going outdoors

    Thackeray took stock of the situation and asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to coordinate with the police and railway authorities, health machinery and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to ensure that citizens do not face any hardships.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput death case | Use digital platforms for interactions: BMC to Bihar police Aug 05, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    Sushant Singh Rajput death case | Use digital platforms for interactions: BMC to Bihar police

    In a letter issued on Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked Bihar Police to use digital platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Jio Meet, Microsoft Teams or others, for interactions in the city.

  • Things getting better in Mumbai, all for reopening the city: BMC chief Jul 30, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    Things getting better in Mumbai, all for reopening the city: BMC chief

    He cautioned, however, that things are "different" in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and the high number of cases there is a "cause for worry".

  • Mumbai's COVID-19 cases up by 1,043 to over 1.02 lakh; 41 die Jul 20, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    Mumbai's COVID-19 cases up by 1,043 to over 1.02 lakh; 41 die

    The death toll has mounted by 41 to 5,752, it said, adding that 36 of them were suffering from co-morbidities.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | BMC urges mandals to follow 'one ward-one Ganpati' concept Jul 20, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | BMC urges mandals to follow 'one ward-one Ganpati' concept

    Vishwas Mote, the assistant municipal commissioner of K-West ward, which covers Andheri-West, Juhu, Versova and other areas, made this appeal in a letter to the Ganpati mandals last week.

  • Death toll in south Mumbai building collapse rises to 9 Jul 17, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Death toll in south Mumbai building collapse rises to 9

    Of them, seven, including two women, have died since around Thursday midnight, while a search and rescue operation was still on at the building crash site in south Mumbai, a business district, they said.

  • Coronavirus in Bollywood: Actress Rekha's Mumbai bungalow sealed after guard test COVID-19 positive Jul 12, 2020 10:47 AM IST

    Coronavirus in Bollywood: Actress Rekha's Mumbai bungalow sealed after guard test COVID-19 positive

    BMC has also sanitised the area and cordoned it off after one of two guards tested positive for COVID-19

  • COVID-19 treatment | BMC to buy 20,000 doses of Tocilizumab despite limited proof of efficacy: Report Jul 10, 2020 01:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 treatment | BMC to buy 20,000 doses of Tocilizumab despite limited proof of efficacy: Report

    The health ministry has also recommended tocilizumab in its national clinical guidelines, which say the drug may be considered for patients with moderate diseas

  • Over 15 lakh quarantined in Mumbai since coronavirus outbreak: BMC Jul 07, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Over 15 lakh quarantined in Mumbai since coronavirus outbreak: BMC

    Out of these, 5.34 lakh people were identified as high-risk contacts, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai tally tops 80,000 with 1,554 cases; 57 die: BMC Jul 02, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai tally tops 80,000 with 1,554 cases; 57 die: BMC

    This was the second consecutive day that the number of new COVID-19 cases went past the 1,500-mark in the financial capital of the county.

  • BMC asks private hospitals to keep staff in campus to check virus spread Jun 30, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    BMC asks private hospitals to keep staff in campus to check virus spread

    "About one-third of the population of BMC area is staying in slum areas and social distancing is practically not possible because of small houses and high population density. Frequent movement of hospital staff to slum areas poses a risk of spread of the virus," a BMC statement said.

  • BMC sets deadline for hospitals to inform about earlier deaths Jun 26, 2020 08:32 PM IST

    BMC sets deadline for hospitals to inform about earlier deaths

    The commissioner held a meeting with hospital deans, medical experts and senior health department officials through video conference, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) release.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 tally in Mumbai crosses 70,000: BMC Jun 25, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 tally in Mumbai crosses 70,000: BMC

    Mumbai reported 1,365 new cases and 58 deaths since Wednesday evening, said a BMC release.

  • Coronavirus growth rate is decreasing in Mumbai: BMC Jun 25, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus growth rate is decreasing in Mumbai: BMC

    As of Wednesday, the city had reported 69,625 infection cases and a death toll of 3,962.

  • BMC seeks Mumbai Police's help to trace 70 missing COVID-19 patients Jun 23, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    BMC seeks Mumbai Police's help to trace 70 missing COVID-19 patients

    All cases of missing patients are from Mumbai's Malad area, which is one of the worst-affected parts in the city.

  • BMC Commissioner guarantees beds for COVID-19 patients within hours, asks them to contact war rooms Jun 22, 2020 11:11 AM IST

    BMC Commissioner guarantees beds for COVID-19 patients within hours, asks them to contact war rooms

    Stating that no asymptomatic COVID-19 patient shall get a hospital bed, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said there is no need for patients to contact hospitals directly as war rooms are waiting for their calls

  • BMC head says Mumbai will breathe easy after July 15 as COVID-19 cases will reduce to 200 per day: Report Jun 20, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    BMC head says Mumbai will breathe easy after July 15 as COVID-19 cases will reduce to 200 per day: Report

    Chahal said that in the next 15 days, new cases will come down drastically and by July 15 we will have 100 to 200 cases per day on average.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 1,269 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, 114 deaths: BMC Jun 19, 2020 10:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 1,269 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, 114 deaths: BMC

    401 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients in the city to 32,257.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 126 cancer patients recover from COVID-19 infection in Mumbai Jun 12, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 126 cancer patients recover from COVID-19 infection in Mumbai

    They were part of over 175 cancer patients, who were undergoing treatment at the facility in Worli.

  • Mumbai's new flood warning system launched, CM Uddhav Thackeray calls it 'boon' Jun 12, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    Mumbai's new flood warning system launched, CM Uddhav Thackeray calls it 'boon'

    IFLOWS-Mumbai has been developed as a state-of-the-art flood warning system for Mumbai to enhance the resilience of Mumbai by providing early warning for flooding specially during high rainfall events and cyclones, an official statement said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai records 1,567 new COVID-19 cases; 97 patients die: BMC Jun 10, 2020 10:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai records 1,567 new COVID-19 cases; 97 patients die: BMC

    According to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) statement, 751 patients were discharged from various city hospitals in the past 24 hours, taking the number of recoveries to 23,693.

  • Unlock 1.0: Shops in Mumbai now allowed to remain open for full working hours Jun 09, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0: Shops in Mumbai now allowed to remain open for full working hours

    As per the new 'Unlock 1.0' guidelines, shops in Mumbai will be allowed to stay open for the full working hours for six days in a week.

  • Can add option for non-COVID-19 medical aid in helpline: BMC to Bombay HC Jun 05, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Can add option for non-COVID-19 medical aid in helpline: BMC to Bombay HC

    The submission was made while the court was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by activists and NGOs, seeking that the state ensure uninterrupted health care for those suffering from ailments other than coronavirus.

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