Mumbai To Remain Under Level 3 Covid Curbs.
Mumbai will remain in the level 3 category of the Maharashtra government plan to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state until new orders are submitted, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said late Friday.
Considering the possible difficulties in the implementation of the COVID-19 control measures, the guidelines issued on June 5, 2021, will continue from now on, he said.
The positive infection rate in Mumbai has dropped to 4.40 percent and the occupancy of oxygen beds is 27.12 percent. Therefore, according to the criteria of the state government, Mumbai may switch to the less stringent Tier 2 restrictions.
But the civic body said it has decided to continue with level 3 restrictions considering the city’s size and population density, the daily arrival of large numbers of commuters from other parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and the Department’s warning. India’s meteorological of very heavy rains in the following days.
Under Level 3 restrictions, both essential and non-essential stores have been allowed to stay open until 4 p.m., while shopping malls, theaters, and multiplexes remain closed. Additionally, only essential services personnel and government personnel can travel on local suburban trains.
According to the state government notification, municipal corporations and districts with a positivity rate of less than 5 percent and an oxygen bed occupancy rate between 25 and 40 percent are classified at level 2.
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