Maharashtra govt imposes strict rules on New Year celebrations

Maharashtra govt imposes strict rules on New Year celebrations. 

Mumbai: Amid a growing Omicron fear and rising Omicron cases in Mumbai, authorities from the Maharashtra government have released guidelines on the New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

The goal is to limit the celebrations to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

The guidelines that were issued from Maharashtra’s Home Ministry of the Government of Maharashtra include these suggestions:

  • The restrictions on how to organize programs to celebrate New Year
  • In open ground programs, 25 percent occupancy is permitted
  • The occupancy limit is 50%. is allowed in halls or closed auditoriums
  • Ban on fireworks
  • Prohibition on crowds in the streets on New Year’s Eve or January 1
  • Gardens, beaches roads shouldn’t be clogged
  • The Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu Chowpatty shouldn’t be overcrowded.
  • People who are above 60 years old and under 10 years of age must not quit their homes at night on the 31st of December

Before that, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope, on Wednesday (December 29), expressed his concern about the increase in the number of newly diagnosed and active cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra and described the situation “alarming condition”. 

The Health Minister advised individuals and the authorities to exercise cautiousness.

The previous day (December 28, 2008), Maharashtra reported 2172 new coronavirus cases, up 50% over the 1,426 cases said a day earlier, and 22 deaths as the health department had previously reported announced. 

As a result, the total for COVID-19 in the state increased to 66,614,486. Also, the death count increased by 1,41,476, per an official announcement.