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Come Sep, Mumbai Police’s creative juices overflow

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Having earned laurels in past for its occasional dashes of humour, oft pithy, during the Covid pandemic, the Mumbai Police is at it again this time with a special ‘lingo’ for the Mumbaikars, here on Wednesday.

And Bingo! The brand new lingo of @MumbaiPolice & @CPMumbaiPolice seems to have hit a raging bulls-eye this time, too.

Come September 1, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale and his team have coined a fresh ‘lingo’ for Mumbai-‘nagariya’ – given the changed circumstances and life-styles in the post-Covid pandemic world.

The gobbledygook platter on offer comprises: OP – ‘Obey Protocol’, POV – ‘Precaution Over Virus’, MIA – ‘Mask In Action’ and FPS – ‘First Person Safety’.

To drive home the point, the police have toyed with iconic city monuments in the ‘lingo-play’, like: ‘Vaccine GATEWAY to a safer INDIA’, ‘Do you SEA the LINK between vaccine and safety’, ‘If you CUFF don’t join the PARADE’ or ‘Mask is the BEST’ — the final being a tribute to the city’s bus service which serve their best even in the worst of times.

And there are some local or suburban appeals: Mumbai please take KHAR (suburb), Always CURREY mask while on ROAD (station)’ and ‘Lets keep safety ANTOP of our priority list (Antop Hill locality).

https://twitter.com/CPMumbaiPolice/status/1432910030492221447

It all started a couple of days ago with a stern warning on the Mumbai Police social media handle pointing out “how Mumbai is in Danger” because of the growing numbers of irresponsible citizens, who saunter around without care for others.

For better effect, the Mumbai Police displayed the figures of the reckless people caught without face masks – August 23 (481), August 26, (498) which shot up to nearly double, 920 on August 29 — as a potential ‘third wave’ is menacingly hovering at the doorstep.

“Risks high, precautions low! Get serious Mumbai! THE THREAT IS REAL. Look at the rising number of people caught roaming without masks last week and this might just be the tip of the iceberg. How we wish the fines you pay could keep Corona at bay. Alas!” rued the city’s saviour fathers.

Cajoling further, a ‘rakhi’ designed with the Covid-19 virus with strings on both sides, the Mumbai’s Big Brother with the invisible cane came up with the sagely plea: “Tie the threads of safety for protection from Corona… This ‘Dahi-handi’ day, smash the Covid-19 virus! Layer up for safety. An extra layer of mask will always keep your immunity unbreakable, away from the grip of Covid.

Considered among the friendliest police force — at least, on social media — their cheerful and cheeky lingo-banter has evoked many likes and thumps, comments and retweets, from the ordinary citizenry, who, like Oliver Twist, “want more” of the same…!

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India logs 15,815 new Covid cases, 68 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 15,815 new Covid-19 cases and 68 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,996.

The active caseload marginally declined to 1,19,264, accounting for 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 20,018 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,93,112. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.54 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.36 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.79 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,62,802 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.99 crore.

As of Saturday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.71 crore, achieved via 2,75,92,966 sessions

Over 3.97 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India reports 16,299 new Covid cases, 53 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 16,299 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

With the latest fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,879.

The active caseload has declined to 1,25,076, accounting for 0.28 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,431 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,55,041. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.53 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.58 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.85 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,56,153 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.92 crore.

As of Thursday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.29 crore, achieved via 2,75,36,174 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India logs 16,047 fresh Covid cases, 54 deaths

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 India on Wednesday witnessed a rise in Covid cases with 16,047 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, against previous day’s 12,751 count, Union Health Ministry said.

In the same period, 54 more deaths took the nationwide death toll to 5,26,826.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has marginally declined to 1,28,261 cases, accounting for 0.29 per cent of the total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,539 patients took the cumulative tally to 4,35,35,610. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.52 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also risen to 4.94 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate also stands at 4.90 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,25,081 tests were conducted increasing the overall tally to over 87.88 crore.

As of this morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.03 crore, achieved via 2,74,83,097 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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