New Covid curbs in Mumbai as BMC issues fresh guidelines due to rise

Mumbai: In the light of an increase in COVID- 19 cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has actually chosen to sign up offenses versus people who violate safety guidelines, an official said on Thursday. The civic body has actually heightened action against individuals found without masks in public, and will act against function halls, gymnasiums and other establishments that don’t follow security standards, the official said.It has decided to great function halls, gymnasiums and dining establishments if the number of clients/ attendees is discovered to be beyond the permissible limitation, Suresh Kakani, extra community commissioner, told.These facilities will be prosecuted if they continue to flout the norms, he said.The acceptable limitation of visitors at function halls is 50, while restaurants are allowed to run with 50 percent occupancy at any offered time.”We are going to ensure that there is no overcrowding at restaurants, bars, function halls, public gardens, nightclubs and cinema halls,” Kakani said.In a conference with ward officers and health department authorities, BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal bought deployment of extra marshals on rural trains and also directed to ramp up testing, an authorities stated.

The civic body has actually chosen to resume stamping of the hands of people who are placed under home quarantine, and in case of infraction, an offense will be signed up against them.

Similar action will be taken versus those who flout the guidelines at wedding events and other social gatherings in the city and BMC groups will rob occasion places, he said.The civic body has likewise chosen to double the number of clean-up marshals, who can enforce fine on those who do not wear mask in public, from 2,400 to 4,800. A minimum of 300 clean-up marshals will be deployed on rural trains.Apart from this, the civic body said a seven-day institutional quarantine is compulsory for travelers coming to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Brazil, where a brand-new stress of the infection has been found.According to main information, the BMC has actually captured more than 15 lakh people wandering in public without mask and gathered over Rs 30.69 crore in fine since April 1, 2020. Structures with more than five COVID-19 patients will be sealed, the BMC has decided.If an asymptomatic patient get out of house or walks around in a public area before house quarantine period is over, real estate societies need to notify Ward War Rooms, the civic body said.Officials at Ward War Rooms must take legal action against such clients and put them under required institutional quarantine, it said.”If it is found that masks are not being used and more than 50 individuals are found gathered at the very same time, then the worried persons will be fined. Establishments and management will also be prosecuted,” the BMC release stated.Chahal has actually directed authorities to take punitive action in at least 25,000 cases for offense of norms every day against the current average of 12,500.”Compared to June-July 2020, the spread of coronavirus in the city is still under control, but with the variety of cases on rise, the system requires to be alert,” the local commissioner said.Teachers from BMC schools will be released at all buildings, offices and hospitals managed by the civic body with powers to take punitive action versus those roaming without masks.

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