‘Decision on night curfew….’ What Mumbai mayor said as cases crossed 20,000

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Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Friday said there has been no decision yet on the imposition of night curfew and may be a call will be taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Yesterday, Mumbai municipal corportation BMC Commissioner Chahal said the authorities have no plans to shutdown India’s financial capital even as it reported 20,181 fresh Covid-19 cases.

Mumbai has already banned large gatherings and also put restrictions on the number of people that can attend events. No lockdown and no further restrictions are planned even if cases were to rise, Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said in an interview with Bloomberg News.

The alarming spike in daily cases has been swift and was in line with experts predictions of intense wave of infections but for a short burst. Mumbai yesterday reported sharp 25% spike in daily cases compared to previous day’s tally. On Wednesday, the city reported 15,166 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 10,860 cases were logged on Tuesday.

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