Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai on July 05 leaving trees uprooted near the Bandra in Mumbai. Despite several warnings issued by Mumbai Police, people were also seen at sea shore. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also issued high tide warning and has requested people to stay away from the seashore.
Fishermen living at the coast in Mumbai's Colaba seek help from local administration fearing water-logging in their houses due to incessant rainfall. High tides were also witnessed today at the coast. A local said, "From past 3 days it's raining heavily. We're scared for our safety; we live in low lying areas. Admin should help us." Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued high tide warning and has requested people to stay away from the seashore.
High tide was observed at Mumbai's Marine Drive as heavy rain lashed the city on July 05. According to IMD, Mumbai and its sub-urban areas have received extreme rainfall during last 24 hours. As per weather forecast, intense to very intense spell of rainfall is very likely during next few hours on July 05.
While speaking to media amid coronavirus pandemic, the Mumbai Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP-Operations) Pranaya Ashok spoke on COVID-19 rising cases in the city. He said, "COVID-19 positive cases have gone up in some areas of North Mumbai. Tracing those who tested positive is important and the list has been shared with police." "All those who are in the list will be traced and given proper guidance by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)," DCP (Operations) added.
Bollywood actor and producer Jackky Bhagnani has donated over 1,000 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits to BMC officials. After receiving the kits, BMC thanked Bhagnani for his contribution by tweeting on its official page. Jackky has been playing quite a proactive role in spreading awareness against the pandemic. Mumbai crossed 51,000 COVID-19 cases on June 9, around 700 more than China's Wuhan, where the global pandemic first surfaced in December. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan is 50,333, including 3,869 fatalities.
Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on July 05 stated that criminal case will be filed against those private hospitals that refuse to admit COVID-19 patients. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka has reached 21,549.
For the first time in years, Mathura's famous Guru Purnima Fair has been cancelled due to COVID crisis. Temples in Mathura wore a deserted look. All shrines across country were shut to control the pace of coronavirus spread. Thousands of devotees, from all parts of country used to attend 'Mudia Mela'.
On July 05, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of now, positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 cured/discharged/migrated and 19,268 deaths. Maharashtra being the worst affected state recorded over 2 lakh confirmed cases. According to Ministry of Health, total confirmed cases in Maharashtra is 2,00,064. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to July 4 is 97,89,066 of which 2,48,934 samples were tested on July 04.