COVID-19 Update: Cases Register An Upsurge In Mumbai, Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines

Maharashtra government issues new guidelines including night curfew in Mumbai and Pune to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

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February 22, 2021

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In retrospect of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and Pune, the Maharashtra government has issued fresh guidelines. The government has decided to enforce certain curbs, including a night curfew, and shut down of educational institutions. Pune received 849 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, leading the government to implement the new set of guidelines.

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According to the government, people’s movement will be restricted to only essential activities from 11 pm to 6 am. Meanwhile, the newly opened schools, colleges and private coaching classes will also be closed till February 28, while libraries will be allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity considering the fast-approaching dates of competitive exams. Restaurants and other economic establishments are being told to shut down by 11 pm every day.

The state government has issued a fresh set of guidelines, to curb the spread of the virus. The new guidelines will affect travel, public gatherings, COVID-19 testing and also ensure that social distancing norms are being followed by the general public, as many believe that the new surge in cases could be due to people not following the same.

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Currently, Pune ranks 12th in positivity rate in Maharashtra and has a total of 2,561 active cases of which 160 are critical. As it stands, the coronavirus crisis in Maharashtra is heading for the worse as the state has seen a surge of 29 per cent in new cases. In light of the situation, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Body (BMC) has announced that the next 15 days will be crucial for Mumbai, as further decisions will be taken considering the course of the situation these days.

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