Folks in Mumbai will not be allowed to go to seashores, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, parks and comparable public locations between 5 pm and 5 am until January 15 given the large spike in coronavirus circumstances, Mumbai Police mentioned in an order on New Year’s Eve.
Giant gatherings additionally stand banned beneath the order which got here into pressure from 1 pm on Friday and can stay until January 15, until withdrawn earlier, senior police officer S Chaitanya mentioned.
“Town continues to be threatened with COVID-19 pandemic in gentle of the rise in circumstances and emergence of the brand new Omicron variant,” the order mentioned.
The prohibitory order was issued to forestall hazard to human life, well being and security and to curb transmission of the virus, it added.
Authorities had banned all giant gatherings forward of the New Year.
Maharashtra has seen 198 contemporary Omicron circumstances amid fears over a 3rd Covid wave because it logged 5,368 new coronavirus infections within the final 24 hours, 37 per cent increased than the day earlier than. The brand new variant has been labelled as “extremely infectious” by specialists.
Mumbai too noticed an enormous surge but once more with 3,671 infections – 46 per cent increased in comparison with yesterday. At 190 circumstances, the town additionally registered a lot of the state’s contemporary Omicron sufferers.
On Thursday afternoon, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met the state’s Covid process pressure. One of many key discussions on the high-level assembly was on the brand new variant that’s believed to be driving up the infections within the state, which has the very best total circumstances within the nation (66,65,386).
To date, 450 sufferers affected by Omicron have been registered by the state. India has logged over 960 circumstances of the brand new variant.
India’s monetary capital has seen a five-fold improve during the last week within the every day surge in Covid circumstances – the town logged 683 infections final Friday.
Fearing a contemporary coronavirus wave, the town’s civic physique – the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company – has reactivated its ward-level struggle rooms to sort out the rising variety of circumstances.
These struggle rooms are arrange in all 24 wards to handle hospital admissions, oxygen and medication necessities and vaccination as nicely. The struggle rooms – that comply with the “take a look at, hint and deal with” technique – additionally hold a monitor of sufferers remoted at their properties.
Whereas circumstances have been rising, the Mumbai civic physique has mentioned, greater than 90 per cent of the circumstances are asymptomatic. Regardless of a ban on giant gatherings forward of the New Year’s celebrations, the streets are nonetheless witnessing big crowds.
In the meantime, the central authorities has mentioned it’s ready to sort out the spike and there’s “no have to panic”.
Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata, and Bengaluru are among the many different large cities which have witnessed an uptick in infections during the last week.