Will Mumbai Impose Weekend Curfew Soon? PM Modi to Review COVID Situation With Maharashtra CM Today

Maharashtra's Covid-19 count shot up sharply -- from 26,538 on Wednesday to 36,265 cases on Thursday.

Updated: January 7, 2022 5:51 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

COVID19, COVID Cases in Maharashtra, Maharashtra, corona, coronavirus, omicron, University, college, online classes,
Representative Image

Mumbai Lockdown Update: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Friday said there has been no decision taken on weekend curfew yet. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting (via video conferencing) with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray this evening on the COVID-19 situation,” Pednekar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Also Read:

“Chief Minister thinks that no lockdown should be imposed. But, people are still not serious and are not wearing masks. People must follow all COVID-19 SOPs. Today, there could be a decision on seating capacity to be allowed for restaurants, hotels, etc,” Pednekar further added.

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 count shot up sharply — from 26,538 on Wednesday to 36,265 cases on Thursday — while fatalities increased from 8 a day earlier to 13 now, with a mortality rate of 2.08 per cent. Of the 36,265 new cases, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone accounted for 30,312, infections, while Mumbai city’s single-day tally zoomed past the 20,000-mark to 20,181.

After recording 144 Omicron infections on Wednesday, the state logged 79 cases of the new variant on Thursday, taking up the state’s tally to 876, with Mumbai again reporting the highest number of fresh cases. Of the 79 new cases, 57 have been reported from Mumbai, 9 in Pune, 7 in Thane and 6 in Nagpur, said the officials. Mumbai accounts for the maximum cases of Omicron — 565 — in whole of Maharashtra.

(With inputs from agency)

For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Read more on Latest Maharashtra News on India.com.

Published Date: January 7, 2022 3:53 PM IST

Updated Date: January 7, 2022 5:51 PM IST