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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.
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.
“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)