With the number of positive coronavirus cases rising to 37 in Maharashtra as of Monday, the financial capital of India, Mumbai has announced stringent measures to curb the impact and ensure maximum safety:
- The governing civic body of Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered private firms to work at 50 per cent capacity. Disobeying the order may lead to action under IPC’s section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) — punishment of six months jail or fine or both.
- Cabinet minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra Aaditya Thackeray has stated that Miraj Hotel and ITC Maratha in Mumbai have opened their doors for travellers for isolation. Travellers will have to compulsorily be isolated for a minimum of 24 hours on arrival in the city.
- Malls, gyms, cinema halls and swimming polls closed until March 31.
- Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will shut down its headquarters in Mumbai from today. Major sporting events in the country such as IPL have been postponed.
- Maharashtra government has decided to ‘stamp’ people in home quarantine. Under this initiative, the left hand of all persons shunted to 100 per cent home quarantine will be stamped to identify them easily if they mingle with the general public.