Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Saturday discontinued the colour-coded sticker system for vehicles. Earlier last week, in a bid to limit vehicular movement and avert traffic jams amid the COVID-19 curbs, the city police had directed vehicles engaged in emergency and essential services to sport red, green, and yellow stickers.Also Read - SpiceJet Plane to Gorakhpur Returns to Mumbai After Windshield Crack Observed
“Dear Mumbaikars. The red, yellow, green emergency stickers categorisation is being discontinued. However, thorough checks shall continue and we hope you will stand by us in taking on corona and avoid all non-essential / non-emergency movement outside home”, the Mumbai police tweeted this morning. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Records 42 COVID-19 Cases, Active Count Stands At 298
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Vehicles belonging to doctors, medical staff, ambulances and those engaged in supplying medical equipment had to sport red stickers, while vehicles transporting food, vegetables, fruits, groceries, dairy products, etc had to stick green stickers.
People employed in essential services such as civic officials, personnel of electricity, telephone and press departments were asked to sport yellow stickers on their vehicles.
Meanwhile, the situation in Mumbai improved marginally with a drop in new infections, from 7,367 on Thursday to 7,199 on Friday, as the city’s overall tally shot up to 616,279, 19 days after touching the highest daily spike of 11,206 cases on April 4.
On a positive note, 74,045 fully cured persons, the highest so far, returned home on Friday, taking the state’s total number of recoveries to 34,04,792, while its the recovery rate improved from 81.34 per cent on Thursday to 81.81 per cent now.