Lockdown Imposed in Mumbai as COVD-19 Cases Surge

The Maharashtra government announced that it will impose complete lockdown during weekends and will implement curfew hours starting Monday night to control the spread of the virus amid the COVID-19 surge.

According to the report of Reuters, an industrialist who has attended a meeting with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the new protocols were announced quoted him as saying that “the situation is grim and there could be a shortage of hospital beds, doctors and oxygen cylinders.”

The Prime Minister has also directed public health specialists to be sent to Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh, where the COVID-19 situation was “of serious concern.”

Malls and all private offices will remain to be closed except those engaged in finance, insurance, banks, telecommunications, and essential services, will have to work from home.

Social gatherings of over five people will be banned while essential services for be allowed during curfew hours.

India recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year having more than 12 million cases.

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