The Maharashtra government on Wednesday allowed Mumbai Metro services to restart in a phased manner from Thursday, and also increased the number of local trains. It also restarted air conditioned local train services. Besides this, government and private libraries and weekly bazaars will be allowed to run.

India’s coronavirus tally rose to 72,39,389 on Wednesday as the country reported 63,509 new infections in 24 hours. The country’s toll climbed by 730 to 1,10,586. India’s active cases stood at 8,26,876. The active cases stayed below 9 lakh for the sixth straight day. India’s number of recoveries rose to 63,01,927. The recovery rate is 86.78% and the mortality rate stood at 1.53%.

American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly on Tuesday suspended the trial of its Covid-19 antibody because of safety concerns. The antibody treatment is similar to the one taken by US President Donald Trump. He had said that the Lilly drug, along with the antibody treatment that he got, was equivalent to a cure.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra allows Mumbai Metro services to resume, increases number of local trains