The prohibitory order stated that as Mumbai witnesses another spike in the number of daily COVID-19 cases. So in an attempt to curb the spread of virus, Section 144 has been imposed in the Mumbai city. This section 144 has been extended from September 16 to 30.
All about Section 144 extension
- Movement and gathering of people are prohibited except for listed emergency and non-emergency services, as it was there.
- Existing restrictions in containment zones will continue.
- The order is an extension of the existing order. Section 144 was already imposed in Mumbai. No additional restriction has been added.
“Whereas Mumbai city continues to be threatened with the spread of Covid-19, it is considered expedient to issue prohibitory order for restricting any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere. Including religious places to prevent further spread of the Covid-19 virus in the areas under the control of Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai,” the order said.
What are the activities mentioned in the order?
- Food, vegetables, milk supplies, ration and grocery stores.
- Hospital, medicine, pharma and related establishments, pathology laboratories, medical nursing colleges;
- E-commerce activity for essential and non-essential items and materials.
- Banking, stock exchanges, clearing corporations, depositories, stock brokers and SEBI registered participants operating through these institutions.
- Trucks/tempos carrying goods and manpower related to the above services.
- Electricity, petroleum, oil and energy related. Media, entertainment industries etc.
What will continue to remain restricted?
- The state has placed metro rail operations in the prohibited category.
- Schools, colleges, coaching institutes to remain close till September 30.
The Covid-19 situation of Maharashtra was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Maharashtra has contributed 40 per cent of the Covid-19 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
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