Mumbai’s 5 PM-5 AM New Year Curbs Amid Omicron Spread
People in Mumbai won’t be allowed to visit beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, parks and similar public places between 5 pm and 5 am till January 15 given the massive spike in coronavirus cases, Mumbai Police said in an order on New Year’s Eve.
Large gatherings also stand banned under the order which came into force from 1 pm on Friday and will remain till January 15, unless withdrawn earlier, senior police officer S Chaitanya said.
“The city continues to be threatened with COVID-19 pandemic in light of the increase in cases and emergence of the new Omicron variant,” the order said.
The prohibitory order was issued to prevent danger to human life, health and safety and to curb transmission of the virus, it added.
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