Mumbai Imposes 12- Hour Updates: From Saturday to January 15, the Mumbai police issued an order prohibiting people from visiting beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, gardens, parks, or similar public places between 5 p.m. and 5a.m. The order was issued by DCP (operations) S Chaitanya and went into effect at 1 p.m. on Friday.
“In light of the surge in Covid-19 cases and the introduction of the novel Covid-19variation “Omicron,” I am satisfied that Greater Mumbai remains threatened by theCovid-19 pandemic,” Chaitanya wrote in an order. “Do therefore prohibit any individual from visiting beaches, open grounds, sea sides, promenades, gardens, parks, or similar public places from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, in order to prevent harm to human life, health, or safety, and to curb the propagation of the Covid-19 virus,” he added.
Other restrictions, according to the police source, include limiting the number of people who can attend weddings to 50people, whether they are held in enclosed locations or open to the sky. In the case of last rites, the maximum number of people who can attend is limited to 20. Whether in enclosed or open settings, the maximum capacity of social, artistic, political, or religious gatherings or event swill be the same.
Anyone caught breaking any of the restrictions would be prosecuted under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as the Epidemic Diseases Act and the National Disaster Management Act. The Maharashtra government had previously issued an order limiting the number of people who might attend events in open or closed venues to 50. Only 20 people are allowed to attend last rites under the new order. Previously, only 100 people in confined spaces and 250 people in open spaces were permitted to attend a wedding or a social, cultural, political, or religious gathering.
In The Mumbai City, The Situation Is Tense:
On Thursday, Mumbai registered 3,671 new coronavirus cases, up 46.25 percent over the previous day. Despite the fact that the current daily surge was the greatest since May 5, no new fatalities were reported in the country’s financial metropolis. The R-value, which measures how quickly the virus is spreading, was 2.01 in Mumbai between 23 and 28 December, according to the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai.
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