After Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government is reportedly mulling to impose night curfew across the state to reduce crowding during the festive season. Last night, CM Uddhav Thackeray held talks with the members of the state COVID-19 task force, wherein they discussed the ways to avoid public gatherings during the Christmas and New Year celebrations, weddings, and parties at hotels and restaurants, the Chief Minister’s Office had tweeted, adding that the Maharashtra government would issue fresh guidelines on Friday
Now speaking to the Times of India an official said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is planning to further reduce the number of people allowed in enclosed areas, regulating working hours for establishments and imposing night curfew or IPC Section 144 to control crowds.
Here are the Updates
- The predominant strain in India is Delta including the recently identified clusters. Therefore, we need to continue with the same strategy of COVID appropriate behavior and ramping up of vaccination, said Dr. Balram Bhargava, DG-ICMR.
- Intensive surveillance of passengers arriving at the three international airports – Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur – is currently underway since December 1.
- Besides, the daily coronavirus case count in Maharashtra has also been rising over the past few days.
- The state on Thursday reported 1,179 new coronavirus cases, a day after it saw 1,201 new infections. On Monday, the state had added 544 cases, while the next day it had logged 825 cases.