The new Omicron variant of the corona virus has now started to scare. Due to Omicron, the sound of third wave has also started in the country. In Mumbai, 2,510 new cases of corona were reported on the last day. In view of this, now the administration has imposed Section 144 in Mumbai. Section 144 will remain in force in Mumbai till January 7. Along with this, the celebration of New Year has also been banned.
Prohibition on celebrating the new year in public places
According to the news agency, the administration has imposed Section 144 in Mumbai from December 30 to January 7. Also, there will be a ban on celebrating the New Year in public places. There will be no party in restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, resorts and clubs from 30 December to 7 January.
Corona cases suddenly increased in Mumbai
There has been a sudden spurt in the cases of corona in Mumbai. On Wednesday, 2,510 new cases of corona were reported here. Whereas, there were 1,377 cases on Tuesday. One patient also died on Wednesday and 251 patients were cured. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the positivity rate is increasing alarmingly. Right now the positivity rate is 4% and if it goes up to 5%, then restrictions will be imposed here like in Delhi. People have to see the increasing cases and stop crowding at the wedding ceremony.
On Wednesday itself, the government also issued new Kovid Guidelines. Under this, many restrictions have also been imposed regarding the new year. According to the new guidelines, 50% seating capacity will be allowed in closed spaces like halls or restaurants and 25% in open spaces. Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray said that strict action will be taken against violators if these rules are not followed.
Most do not need hospitalization
Health department officials say that even though cases are increasing in Mumbai, most patients do not need to be admitted to the hospital. In the last one week, 354 cases were reported in D ward of Mumbai. Of these, only 14 people have been admitted to the hospital as a precaution. However, it is a matter of concern that out of 354 patients, 75 percent were those who had received both doses of the vaccine.