Monday, November 28th, 2022

The Maharashtra government has extended Covid-19 restrictions in Mumbai until January 15, 2019.

In response to the spread of Omicron, the Maharashtra government extended Covid-19 restrictions in Mumbai from Saturday to January 15 on Friday. 

In response to the increasing number of Omicron cases in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government issued a notification on Friday extending restrictions in the city until January 15. 

The Mumbai Police has prohibited citizens from visiting beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, gardens, parks, or similar public places from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., in accordance with Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). 

The state government has also set a limit of 50 people per open or closed space. Previously, wedding functions or social, cultural, political, and religious gatherings could be attended by no more than 100 people in enclosed spaces and 250 people in open spaces. 

The new directive also limits the number of people who can attend funerals and cremations to 20. 

Any person who violates the order will face punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), as well as provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Pandemic Act, and National Disaster Management Act 2005, and other applicable legal provisions. 

On Thursday, the positivity rate in Mumbai increased to 8.48 percent after 3,671 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the city. 

On Thursday, Maharashtra reported 5,368 Covid-19 cases, a sharp increase of 1,468 cases from Wednesday, bringing the state’s total caseload to 66,70,754. 

There are currently 18,217 active cases in the state. 

Maharashtra also reported 198 new cases of the Omicron variant, 190 of which were in Mumbai alone, bringing the state’s total to 450. 

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