Mumbai: Taking preventive measures, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday allowed district collectors to impose night curfew in their respective courts after obtaining prior permission from the chief secretary of the state.
The state government, in an order issued on Wednesday, said, “District collectors are authorized to impose a night curfew in their jurisdiction subject to approval from the state chief secretary.”
Maharashtra govt allows district collectors to impose night curfew in their jurisdiction after taking prior permission from the chief secretary.
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
A night curfew was imposed on the municipal border on Tuesday amid growing concerns over the emergence of the new coronavirus virus in Britain.
As a precautionary step, amid growing concerns over the muted COVID-19 version, the state government-imposed curfew in the boundaries of 27 municipal corporations, including Mumbai, from December 22 to January 5 from 11 am to 6 am.
However, essential services and goods are excluded from the night curfew. Following Christmas and New Year celebrations, the state government has announced a nighttime curfew in municipal areas amid growing concerns over a new coronavirus version spread across the UK.
The development comes at a time when Maharashtra reported 3,106 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the infection count to 19,02.458. The death toll in the state rose to 48,876 with 75 more patients suffering from a viral illness. A total of 4,112 patients were discharged after treatment from hospitals during the day, which was 17,94,080.
The city of Mumbai registered 503 new cases during the day, taking its caseload to 2,87,816, while its fatal number rose from nine to 11,019. The state has conducted 1,22,12,384 tests so far.