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Mumbai Imposes Section 144 In The City: Here’s What Is Allowed And What Is Not

While the state of Maharashtra remains under a lockdown at least till July 31, Mumbai has imposed Section 144 to control the spread of the virus in the city

Mumbai Imposes Section 144 In The City: Here’s What Is Allowed And What Is Not
Highlights
  • Mumbai is the worst-hit city in India by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Mumbai administration imposed Section 144 to control the spread of COVID-19
  • This curfew will be effective till July 15, unless withdrawn earlier

New Delhi: As the condition in the country’s worst-hit city by COVID-19, Mumbai continues to deteriorate, the city administration has imposed a section 144 to control the spread of the virus. Mumbai Commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) July 1, that prohibits the presence or movement of one or more persons in public places. This curfew will be effective till July 15, unless withdrawn earlier. The curfew order further prohibits the gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order reads,

There is a likelihood of spread of the COVID-19 virus through the gathering of persons in public or private places and there is a grave danger to human life, health or safety. There are sufficient reasons for passing prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to ensure that there is no danger to human life.

Also Read: No Community Spread Of COVID-19 In Maharashtra, Says Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Furthermore, all movement in the city, including the containment zones, is prohibited between 9 pm and 5 am, except for medical emergencies and other emergency services.

As per the administration order, the essential activities that are barred from the curfew, include the following:

1: Medical emergencies: Hospitals, medicines, pharmacy and related establishments, pathology laboratories, medical and nursing colleges will remain open and people could visit these places.

2: Government and semi-government agencies and their officials who are on duty

3: Food, vegetables, milk supplies, ration and grocery stores

4: Electricity, petroleum, oil and energy-related offices

5: Telephone and internet services related offices

6: Banking, stock exchange, SEBI-registered participants

7: Media companies

8: Ports

9: IT and IT-enabled services and data centres providing critical national and international infrastructure, and needed for the essential and emergency services

10: Services providing home delivery of food, groceries and essential commodities will be allowed amid the curfew in the city as well.

11: E-commerce activity for essential and as well as non-essential items and material will be allowed

12: Any offices/ establishments that handle the supply of drinking water in the city

13: Trucks or tempos carrying goods and manpower related to above-mentioned services

Also Read: Fight Against COVID-19: Tests To Soon Touch 1 Crore; 1,065 Testing Labs Across India, Says Union Health Ministry

Even when it comes to the essential services, Mumbai citizens have been asked to maintain stringent social distancing norms at all times. Moreover, any person who is found violating the norms will be charged under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the administration has directed.

Mumbai is the worst-hit city in India by the COVID-19 pandemic with close to 80,000 people infected. On the other hand, in Maharashtra, there are over 1,80,298 cases with 79, 091 cases still active and 8,053 deaths. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that the ongoing lockdown in the state will be extended till July 31.

World

26,58,63,058Cases
22,65,37,591Active
3,40,69,608Recovered
52,55,859Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,58,63,058 and 52,55,859 have died; 22,65,37,591 are active cases and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 5:12 am.

India

3,46,41,561 8,306Cases
98,416739Active
3,40,69,608 8,834Recovered
4,73,537 211Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,41,561 confirmed cases including 4,73,537 deaths. The number of active cases is 98,416 and 3,40,69,608 have recovered as on December 6, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,38,778 707

10,826 23

64,86,782 677

1,41,170 7

Kerala

51,65,921 4,450

44,110 317

50,80,211 4,606

41,600 161

Karnataka

29,98,099 456

7,161 120

29,52,708 330

38,230 6

Tamil Nadu

27,30,516 724

8,041 29

26,85,946 743

36,529 10

Andhra Pradesh

20,73,730 154

2,122 27

20,57,156 177

14,452 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,475 24

134 18

16,87,430 6

22,911

West Bengal

16,19,257 620

7,639 17

15,92,074 627

19,544 10

Delhi

14,41,358 63

370 48

14,15,890 15

25,098

Odisha

10,50,249 189

2,154 25

10,39,673 212

8,422 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,967 25

330 4

9,93,044 21

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,891 17

221 8

9,45,715 9

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,707 48

349 23

8,17,263 24

10,095 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,241 9

133 9

7,82,580 18

10,528

Haryana

7,71,819 22

185 5

7,61,580 17

10,054

Bihar

7,26,237 6

26 4

7,14,121 2

12,090

Telangana

6,76,943 156

3,787 8

6,69,157 147

3,999 1

Assam

6,17,576 101

2,490 61

6,08,966 158

6,120 4

Punjab

6,03,488 37

361 14

5,86,519 23

16,608

Jharkhand

3,49,342 25

127 12

3,44,074 13

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,353 8

174 1

3,36,768 7

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,37,807 161

1,706 25

3,31,620 184

4,481 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,518 35

755 45

2,22,911 80

3,852

Goa

1,79,174 49

412 18

1,75,375 31

3,387

Mizoram

1,36,454 92

3,101 454

1,32,846 544

507 2

Puducherry

1,29,085 29

280 14

1,26,930 43

1,875

Manipur

1,25,360 32

353 9

1,23,025 40

1,982 1

Tripura

84,858 5

90 1

83,943 6

825

Meghalaya

84,583 9

244 2

82,864 11

1,475

Chandigarh

65,488 7

58 2

64,610 9

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,293 5

36 4

54,977 1

280

Sikkim

32,369 10

215 2

31,749 8

405

Nagaland

32,136

117 9

31,320 9

699

Ladakh

21,714 31

295 3

21,204 34

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,404

10 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,688

4 2

7,555 2

129

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