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Mumbai imposes Section 144 amid high rise in Covid cases

The office of Mumbai Police Commissioner has issued orders for the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Mumbai that bans any gathering of more than five people at any public place. This comes amid the continuous rise in daily Covid-19 cases in the city.

The Maharashtra Cabinet which had met on Sunday to discuss the Covid situation in the state has issued some severe restrictions to be followed to prevent any threat to the human life, safety and health. These restrictions will remain in force till April 30.

However, special cases will be exempted if needed.

As per the issued restrictions more than five people will not be allowed to gather at any public place from Monday to Friday between 7 am to 8 pm. While on weekends and after 8 pm on weekdays no one would be allowed to move in public places unless it is any valid reason or granted permission.

On the day of the meeting, on Sunday the city recorded total 11,163 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths. Currently Mumbai has more than 68,000 active cases.

While the state as a whole has recorded 57,074 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday with a death toll of 222.

The key measures taken by the Maharashtra government to curb the spread include weekend lockdown, strict restrictions and night curfew.

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