Around 7 new Omicron cases were reported in Maharashtra on Friday, the total tally has now reached 17
In wake of consequent pandemic concerns and rising tally in Maharashtra, the Mumbai Police has imposed Section 144 in the Financial Capital for 48 hours. The step is expected to curb the spread due to increased contact and prevent a successive spike. The order will be valid today and tomorrow, read reports, where no more than 5 people will be permitted to assemble at one point without prior permission.
Omicorn vigil rises in Mumbai
The Mumbai Police circular stated that restrictive order has been placed to prevent danger to human life from the new variant of the Omicron strain of COVID-19. The order will also keep the law and order in check, added officials. All rallies, processions, and all such activities have been banned in Mumbai on December 11 and 12. Violators will be prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal provisions.
On Friday, Maharashtra reported 7 new cases of Omicron, raising COVID-19 threat across. Of these, around 3 were recorded in Mumbai, putting the city on the high-risk radar. As per reports, all three cases were men, aged 48, 25, and 37, with international travel history to Tanzania, the UK and South Africa. India's Omicron stats stand at 32 cases, with 17 infections in Maharashtra, followed by 9 in Rajasthan, 3 in Gujarat, 2 in Karnataka and a single case in Delhi.