In the backdrop of rising COVID-19 cases in Mumbai as well as the fear of the new variant, Omicron, the Mumbai Police has introduced prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 in the island city from December 30 to January 7, reports stated.
In light of this, New Year celebrations that include parties in closed or open spaces in restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, resorts and clubs have been prohibited from December 30 to January 7.
This update comes after state cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray conducted a meeting with BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar as well as other health officials.
According to reports, all public places in Mumbai will be shut on December 31. Moreover, strict action will be taken against those establishments that flout the COVID-19 related guidelines during the New Year Celebrations. Based on accounts, those establishments that violate the regulations will be sealed for the next few months.
Thackeray, however, has urged citizens not to panic and asked that everyone undertake extreme caution considering the significant rise in coronavirus cases in the city. Apart from this, he emphasized the need to get vaccinated and the utilization of face masks.
With 46337 total tests done, total active patients in the city now stand at 11,360. On the other hand, 371 positive patients recovered and were thus discharged. The recovery rate of the island city has also fallen to 96 per cent.
Based on accounts, from the total cases in Mumbai, Dharavi recorded 20 cases which are reported to be the highest since May 18.
Moreover, the growth rate of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai from December 23 to 29 is at 0.14 per cent. With this, the doubling rate is at 505 days.
According to the containment measures taken on December 29, there are four active containment zones in the city. Apart from this, there are 88 sealed buildings in the Greater Mumbai Area.
Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the city and threat of the Omicron variant, Mumbai Police has imposed CrPC section 144 in the island city from December 30 to January 7. Therefore, New Year celebrations in closed or open spaces in restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, resorts and clubs have been prohibited from December 30 to January 7.