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Fighting COVID-19: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Says Only One Ganpati Idol Per Ward In K West Andheri Region

West BMC’s Ward Officer and Assistant Municipal Commissioner Vishwas Mote has issued a notice according to which only 13 public Ganesh Utsav Mandals will be allowed to install idols in public

Fighting COVID-19: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Says Only One Ganpati Idol Per Ward In K West Andheri Region

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday (July 19) issued a notice for the K west Andheri region not to install more than one Ganpati idol in public in each ward. There are a total of 13 wards in this region. West BMC’s Ward Officer and Assistant Municipal Commissioner Vishwas Mote issued the notice. According to the notice, there are only 13 corporators in K west Andheri region, so only 13 public Ganesh Utsav Mandals will be allowed to install idols in public.

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Only one public Ganesh Mandal will be allowed to install a Ganesh idol in the area of each corporator. The councilor of that area will select which Mandals will be allowed to set up the idols. The BMC has appealed to these Mandals to use an artificial pond to immerse the idols. The BMC has also appealed to devotees in the ward to celebrate the festival at their homes. The BMC will send its employees to collect idols from big residential colonies. People will not be allowed to go to the pond or river for immersion of the idol they have set up at their homes.

It may be mentioned that film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, and Anupam Kher live in K west Andheri region. Mumbai is the most affected city in the country’s worst-hit state. According to the BMC, until Saturday (July 18), a total of 5,750 patients have been infected with the virus, out of which 254 patients have died in the city. As many as 4,292 have been discharged and 1,204 patients are undergoing treatment in the city.

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Amidst the soaring number of cases in the city, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Sunday that Lord Ganesha will wipe out COVID-19 from Mumbai before Ganeshotsav is over.

She said, “One should not worry about the increasing number of positive cases in the city. The spread rate is decreasing and the recovery rate is increasing which is more important. We have seen a reduction in the fatality rate as well.”

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Ms Pednekar said they have increased testing so numbers are increasing but maximum cases are asymptomatic. Mumbai will soon have a peak point from there the numbers will start decreasing.

She said, “I am confident we will not have COVID-19 during Ganeshotsav because we all have faith in Sankatmochan. Even if Corona gets over or is reduced, we will follow social distancing norms. We will celebrate Ganpati Festival in a simple way. Till we don’t get a vaccine for COVID-19, it will remain a matter of worry.”

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World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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