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Mumbai: 10 train passengers screened within BMC limit test COVID-19 positive – Mumbai Mirror

At least 10 passengers among those who were screened at various railway stations within the BMC limits, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The civic body has been screening passengers at the major railway stations in the city after the Maharashtra government issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases post festivals.

The government has made an RT-PCR negative report mandatory for the domestic air travellers as well as railway and road passengers arriving from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat states.

Of the 9,779 passengers screened by the civic teams, five tested positive at Bandra Terminus, followed by three at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and one each at Dadar and Borivali stations.

The officials told the news agency that a rapid antigen test was conducted on the passengers who showed signs of the infection during the screening.

COVID-19: BMC tests passengers arriving in Mumbai from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa



With an increase in new COVID-19 cases and a drop in recoveries, the number of active cases in Mumbai city on Wednesday saw a huge spike. Today, 1,144 people tested positive for the virus against 939 people on Tuesday, taking the cumulative caseload to 2,78,590. The active cases stand at 11,101.