Mumbai Local Timings Can Be Restricted, More Rules Imposed To Contain Coronavirus; Health Minister Gives Hint
Due to the rising cases of coronavirus in the state of Maharashtra, the state government is considering to impose restrictions on Mumbai locals, which happens to be the lifeline of the city.
Public Appeal To Follow Strict Norm
Appealing citizens to follow rules in the light of spreading of virus, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has advocated wearing face mask as well as following social distancing. However it has seen in the past that some citizens have flouted the norm and this time the government officials are deciding to take stern measures against these citizens.
The local which was dysfunctional due to the imposed lockdown, was started again nearly after a gap of 300 days. However as against the pre lockdown schedule, the general public was ferried by the local in three time slots:-
- From time of start of services till 7 am
- 12 noon to 4pm
- 9 pm to closure of services
Although the disease has been contained to some extent, but its highly contagious nature makes it particularly risky and it is the same reason why the use of face masks, sanitizers and social distancing has been mandated by the state as best bet to safeguard the citizens.
Covid Tally in Maharashtra
28699 new patients were tested positive on March 23, which took the total tally to 2533026. At present there are total of 230641 covid19 active cases. The number of recovered patients soared to 2247495 after 13165 patients were discharged in the day.