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Mumbai Mayor warns of second lockdown if COVID-19 norms not correctly adopted


Mumbai: Mayor Kishori Pednekar warned the residents of Mumbai to correctly comply with COVID-19 pointers, as if the surge in every day optimistic circumstances shouldn’t be stemmed, town could must face one other lockdown.

The warning has come a day after Maharashtra reported over 6,000 coronavirus circumstances. Mayor Pednekar’s stern message was a warning to the individuals of town to take COVID-19 pointers severely, which is the one method to keep away from a second lockdown.

“If you’re lax (in following anti-coronavirus measures) and numbers proceed to extend, then lockdown should be imposed. If you wish to keep away from this, comply with the principles strictly,” she stated.

Mayor additional added that the COVID-19 state of affairs in Mumbai is “severe” and the Brihanmumbai Company (BMC) is doing its finest to convey it beneath management.

Ms Pedneker additionally distributed masks within the metropolis at this time, as an initiative to extend consciousness among the many residents concerning the resurgence of the coronavirus.

Earlier, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar had warned that the state authorities may consider imposing a “second lockdown” within the metropolis to curb the unfold of coronavirus.

“Covid-19 circumstances are rising quick in Mumbai and it has turn out to be a matter of concern for the civic physique and the state authorities. A rise within the variety of suburban companies and resumption of all different actions might be a cause for the surge in circumstances,” the Mumbai mayor had acknowledged.

In the meantime, Maharashtra on Friday had reported 6,112 new COVID-19 circumstances, which surpassed the two,159 discharges. The state aso accounted for 44 deaths. Immediately, the state has reported 6,281 circumstances, out of which 897 circumstances have been present in Mumbai.

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