New Delhi: In wake of the extension of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which bans the assembly of four or more people have been extended in Mumbai until May 17. Also Read - Despite WHO's Warning, CSIR Says India Should Continue Use of Hydroxychloroquine as Prevention Measure
“Movement of one or more persons for all non-essential services, except for medical reasons, will be prohibited between 8 PM-7 AM”, said the Mumbai Police. Violators will be prosecuted under section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code. Also Read - Kiran Kumar Tests Negative For Coronavirus After Two Weeks of Detection
Mumbai has been declared as the red zone as the city has highest number of COVID-19 cases. It has recorded 9,310 cases and 361 deaths so far. Also Read - Assam News Channel Forces Reporter to Resign As She Was Pregnant, NCW Slams the 'Insensitive Attitude'
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally on Monday jumped by 771 to 14,541, while 35 more patients died – 18 of them in Mumbai – taking the toll to 583. Out of the 35 deaths, 18 are from Mumbai city, seven from Pune city, five from Akola, one each from Solapur, Aurangabad, Thane and Nanded.