Bus services in Mumbai to resume from today
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Sunday informed that the local bus service will resume in Mumbai from Monday onwards.
The decision has been taken following the 5-step unlock which is currently in process in the Maharashtra capital city.
(With inputs from agencies)
Maharashtra COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Maharashtra as only 12,557 fresh infections were recorded, the state's public health department informed on Sunday.
With 14,433 fresh discharges, the state's coronavirus recovery rate climbed to 95.05 per cent. As many as 233 deaths due to COVID-19 were registered on Sunday.
At present, there are 1,85,527 active cases in Maharashtra while 55,43,267 COVID-19 patients have been discharged after full recovery. The case fatality rate in the state stands at 1.72 per cent.
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There was increased movement of citizens in public places, but they were seen adhering to social distancing norms and wearing masks.