Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in the city, Mumbai Police have joined hands with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ensure that people follow COVID guidelines like, wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing.
Maharashtra is seeing a rise in new COVID-19 infections.
For the fourth consecutive day on Saturday, the state reported over 8,000 fresh infections.
Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, police tightened security and less people were seen at Byculla vegetable market on the morning of Apr 08. Mumbai Police updated the new COVID-19 guidelines in addition to the strict measures which included night curfew and weekend lockdown.
While addressing a press conference in Mumbai on March 27, Mayor of the city, Kishori Pednekar spoke about rising cases of coronavirus and schedule of night curfew. Pednekar said, "Night curfew in Mumbai may start from 10 pm or 11 pm on March 28. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will seal the residential societies with five or more cases. We are seeing a higher positivity rate in high-rises. Hotels and pubs to remain closed during the night curfew. Only essential services will be allowed."
On March 24, Mumbai reported its highest-ever spike of 5,185 this year. Over 400 buildings have been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). There has been no increase in the number of containment zones in slums and chawls. The KW ward which houses Andheri West has maximum concentration of new cases. The civic authorities are sealing buildings if a building has more than 5 active Covid cases. BMC tweeted on Wednesday and urged everyone to not drop their guards. No public, private celebrations of Holi in Mumbai, the BMC has already ruled. The civic authorities so far have ruled out the necessity of imposing a lockdown. Watch the full video for more.
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Where several states are complaining about the shortage of COVID vaccines, Tamil Nadu on the other hand asserted that the state does not have any such problem. Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on April 10 informed that his state does not have any shortage of vaccines. "The no. of active cases in the state is now around 33,659 including 12,861 cases in Chennai. We are rapidly increasing COVID care centers. Here, we are planning 11,775 COVID care centres so that asymptomatic and mild cases don't occupy the oxygen beds," he said. "In Tamil Nadu, we don't have a shortage of vaccines. We have almost 18 lakh doses of vaccine available. We are aiming to do 2 lakh vaccinations in a day. In that case, our stock will last for 9 days," he added.
There is no restriction on tourists coming to Himachal Pradesh, government will monitor COVID-19 situation in the state, informed Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on April 10 . "Tourism and hotel industry contribute 7% in GDP of Himachal Pradesh. Around 2 crore tourists have been coming here. Businesses suffered during COVID-19. They started picking up but another wave has hit. There is no restriction on tourists. We will monitor situation," said CM Thakur in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
As the numbers of COVID cases continue to surge in Maharashtra, state capital on April 10 has gone under weekend lockdown. Streets in the city wear a deserted look as weekend lockdown is imposed in the city till 7 am on April 12. Weekend lockdown rule has started from toady and in absence of the requisite certificate, the offender will be fined an amount of ?1000. The city reported 9,200 new COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths on April 09.
In view of rise in COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra government imposed weekend lockdown. Marine Lines and Marine Drive wore deserted look due to lockdown. The lockdown will remain from 8 pm on Friday till 7..