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Amid the wave of Covid, Maharashtra imposes night curfew | India News

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MUMBAI: With the second wave of Covid-19 rising higher and various festivals, including Holi, just around the corner, the government of Maharashtra announced on Friday the statewide overnight curfew starting Sunday. Store hours are also likely to be reduced. An official said detailed notification is expected on Saturday.
After a meeting to assess the Covid situation, CM Uddhav Thackeray said that shopping malls should close at 8 p.m. and warned that if Covid safety regulations are not followed, the state will be forced to impose stricter restrictions. Currently, stores in Mumbai malls are open until 9:30 p.m. M., While the food courts run until 11 p.m. M.
In the far north suburbs, local authorities imposed stricter restrictions ranging from banning the gathering of more than 4 people, closing non-essential shops and restaurants on weekends to restricting store hours and even banning wedding ceremonies. .
A doctor who attended the review meeting with CM Thackeray on Friday said many ideas were raised, from restricting the movement of trains in the Mumbai suburbs to the closure.
Another member of the task force, Dr. Gautam Bhansali, said that this is not a closure at this time, but that various restrictions could be announced. “It has been decided that Mumbai should be closely watched for two more weeks before a difficult decision is made,” he said.

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