Mumbai Authorities to Not Extend Night Curfew Imposed to Check New Covid-19 Variant
A male using a protective mask strolls past a mural of frontline employees amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, December 21,2020 REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
The night curfew was imposed in view of the danger of the brand-new UK variation of coronavirus and in a quote to prevent crowding throughout Christmas and New Year celebrations in Mumbai and other municipal locations in the state.
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Mumbai Cops on Wednesday chose versus extending the night curfew in the city, which was clamped by the Maharashtra federal government from December 22 to January 5 in between 11 PM and 6 AM, a senior official said. The night curfew was imposed in view of the risk of the new UK variation of coronavirus and in a bid to avoid crowding throughout Christmas and New Year celebrations in Mumbai and other local areas in the state. “The night curfew due date ended at 12 Am on Tuesday, following which the cops chose not to extend the curbs on motion of the people in night,” the official said.
The city police had actually likewise enforced area 144 of the CrPC (Criminal Procedur Code) during the timings of the night curfew prohibiting assembly of more than 5 persons. The official said people must follow guidelines provided by the state government and comply with the pandemic procedure though the night curfew has been discontinued.
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