Mumbai, Apr 30 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 1700 HRS.

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BOM10 GA-LD LOCKDOWN COVID-19: Goa goes into lockdown; test positivity rate at 50% Panaji: Amid an extremely high test positivity rate of over 50 per cent, Goa went into a four-day -long 'lockdown' to curb COVID-19 cases as people stayed indoors, while streets were largely bereft of vehicles in the tourist state on Friday.

BOM4 MH-VIRUS-MUMBAI-POSITIVITY COVID-19: Mumbai's test positivity rate drops below 10 pc Mumbai: In an encouraging sign, the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Mumbai has dropped below 10 per cent, municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Friday.

BOM8 MH-VACCINATION-COUNT Maha vaccination count goes up by 34,000 amid dose shortage Mumbai: The COVID-19 vaccination count in Maharashtra increased by 34,000 amid the current shortage of vaccine doses, an official said on Friday.

BOM2 MP-VIRUS-BORDERS MP mulls closing inter-state borders to curb COVID-19 cases Bhopal: In the wake of a surge in COVID- 9 cases in Madhya Pradesh, the state government is contemplating sealing its borders with adjoining states as part of efforts to restrict the movement of people and stem the infection spread.

BOM5 GJ-COURT-VIRUS-DOCTORS 2 doctors held for COVID-19 drug sale told to serve patients Surat: A court in Surat city of Gujarat has granted bail to two private doctors, held for allegedly selling Remdesivir in black market, on the condition of serving COVID-19 patients at Surat Civil Hospital for 15 days.

BOM7 CG-VACCINE-WEAKER SECTIONS Focus on weaker sections in 3rd phase vaccine drive: Baghel Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government on Friday requested the Centre to give priority to socially and economically weaker sections in vaccination against COVID-19 in the third phase when people in the 18 to 44 age group will be covered from May 1.

BES7 GJ-FAKE REMDESIVIR-ARRESTS Guj: 2 held for repackaging, selling antibiotic as Remdesivir Ahmedabad: A day after nabbing five persons with 90 vials of Remdesivir, the police in Gujarat's Vadodara city has caught two more people allegedly involved in repackaging an antibiotic medicine as Remdesivir, an official said on Friday.

BES3 MP-ACCIDENT Minor boy among 2 killed in road accident in Jabalpur Jabalpur, Apr 30 (PTI)Two persons, including a minor boy, were killed and 11 others injured on Friday morning when the tractor trolley they were travelling in overturned here in Madhya Pradesh, police said. PTI RSY RSY