Mumbai, Apr 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM9 MH-VIRUS-SHOPS-RESTRICTIONS Maha: Grocery, food shops to be open only in morning hours Mumbai: Grocery and food shops will remain open only between 7 am to 11 am till May 1, the Maharashtra government announced on Tuesday as part of its efforts to curb the alarming rise in coronavirus cases.

BOM6 MH-REMDESIVIR-LD SEIZURE 2,200 Remdesivir vials stocked by exporters seized in Mumbai Mumbai: Police and FDA officials have raided two locations in Mumbai and seized 2,200 vials of Remdesivir stocked by exporters, an official said on Tuesday.

BOM8 MH-REMDESIVIR-PHARMA FIRM Pharma co director denies stocking Remdesivir vials in Mumbai Mumbai: The Bruck Pharma director, who was questioned by Mumbai police over the company's Remdesivir stock, has denied stocking the vials in the city and claimed the consignment has been moved to a godown in Daman, a police official said on Tuesday.

BOM2 MH-VIRUS-JAIL-INMATES Maha: 30 inmates of Kalyan jail test coronavirus positive Thane: At least 30 inmates of the Adharwadi jail at Kalyan town in Maharashtra's Thane district have tested positive for coronavirus, a health official said.

BOM5 MP-ACCIDENT-MIGRANTS MP:2 migrant workers killed, 8 injured as packed bus overturns Gwalior: Two migrant labourers were killed and eight others injured after an overcrowded bus overturned on a highway near Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district on Tuesday, a police official said.

BOM1 CG-NAXAL-ENCOUNTER Chhattisgarh: Naxal carrying Rs 5 lakh reward killed Raipur: Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday killed a Naxal carrying Rs five lakh reward in an encounter in Dantewada district, an official said.

BOM7 MH-REMDESIVIR-BJP-MALIK BJP leader distributed Remdesivir to people sans licence:Malik Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Tuesday alleged that former BJP MLA from north Maharashtra Shirish Chaudhari illegally distributed to people Remdesivir vials which had not been exported due to a ban on it.

BOM3 MH-VACCINATION-SENA Sena MP thanks Centre for opening vaccination for every adult Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturverdi has thanked the central government for allowing everyone above 18 years of age to get vaccinated against COVID-19 from May 1.

LGB2 GJ-HC-VIRUS-BEDS HC questions Guj govt's claim about adequate COVID-19 beds Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday questioned the state government's claim that there were enough beds for COVID-19 patients and sought to know why infected persons were still unable to get admitted, if beds were vacant.

LGB1 MH-HC-VIRUS-PRISONS HC asks Maha govt about ways to curb COVID-19 spread in jails Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that while prisons in the state have the capacity to house 23,127 inmates, there are currently 35,124 prisoners lodged in 47 jails.

BES9 MP-VIRUS-REMDESIVIR MP govt airlifts 15,000 vials of remdesivir to districts Indore: At least 15,000 vials of remdesivir, a key anti-viral drug used in the treatment of COVID-19, arrived in Indore and was airlifted to different parts of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, an official said. PTI RSY RSY