Thursday, 20 January 2022

Section 144 Imposed in Mumbai

Section 144 Imposed in Mumbai

Mumbai Police has forced Section 144 in Mumbai from today until 7th January 2022 because of rising Covid cases, ANI reported on Thursday.

As per the new COVID-19 restrictions, banning has been placed on New Year's celebrations, parties in any open space or closed, including clubs, hotels, bars, pubs, resorts, and restaurants from 30th December to 7th January.

The order reads.

"The order shall come into the effect, in the areas under the control of Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai from midnight of 30th December 2021 and will remain in effect till midnight of 7th January 2022, unless withdrawn earlier,"

Chaitanya S, Deputy Commissioner of Police said 

"Any person breach this order shall be punishable under section 188 of Indian Penal Code 1860 in addition to the penal supply under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and National Disaster Management Act 2005 and other legal provisions as applicable," 

Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded a spurt in new COVID-19 cases at 3,900, including 85 of Omicron, with the daily count rising by 1,728 from a day before.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai on Wednesday reported 2,510 fresh COVID-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours, informed the state health bulletin.

Mumbai has 8,060 active cases, and the recovery rate stands at 97 percent. Presently, 45 buildings have been sealed in Mumbai.

Maharashtra cabinet minister Aditya Thackeray also chaired a meeting at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters.

It requires all to follow Covid-appropriate behavior notified by the Maharashtra govt while in public places in Mumbai,

The notice restricts the access to shops and other establishments in the city and all public transport to only fully vaccinated persons. Also, it determines attendance for any program to 50℅ of the capacity of the closed premises or ground concerned. It also provides that any events can be organized and attended by fully vaccinated persons.

The notification adds that the persons entering Maharashtra should either be fully vaccinated or carry negative RT-PCR test results conducted within 72 hours of their entry.

It added that violators would be punished under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant penal provisions.

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