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Section 144 Imposed in Mumbai Till 7 Jan Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases

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Section 144 was in place in Mumbai from December 30 to January 7, 2022, due to an increase in COVID19 cases.
An order issued by the Greater Mumbai Police Commissioner on Wednesday, November 29 stipulates that New Year’s celebrations or gatherings may not be held, in any enclosed or open spaces, including restaurants, hotels , bars, pubs, resorts and clubs.
“Anyone who violates this ordinance shall be subject to punishment under section 188 of Indian Penal Code 1860 in addition to criminal provisions under Epidemic Act 1897 and National Epidemic Management Act. 2005 and other legal provisions, if applicable,” noted Police Deputy Commissioner Chaitanya S in the order.
Previously, in an ordinance dated 24 December, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) banned all forms of New Year celebrations in Mumbai.

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“I, Dr IS Chahal, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, hereby direct that no New Year’s celebration programme/function/gathering/party/activity or happening in any closed or open space shall be allowed in municipal limits of Greater Mumbai,” read the order issued by the municipal commissioner on Friday.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 2,510 new COVID cases on Wednesday, up 82% from 1,377 cases on Tuesday. 84 cases of Omicron have been reported in the city to date.

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