Gatherings of 5 or extra won’t be allowed in Maharashtra between 9 pm and 6 am, the state authorities introduced on Friday, as coronavirus instances recorded their steepest rise in practically two months amid the unfold of the extremely infectious Omicron variant.
The brand new pointers, which is able to come into impact from midnight – seven days earlier than New Yr’s Eve, limit attendance at indoor weddings to 100 individuals and no more than 250 individuals or 25 per cent whichever is much less in outside weddings.
Indoor venues like gyms, spas, accommodations, theatres and cinema halls might be allowed to run at 50 per cent capability whereas sports activities occasions might be allowed to have 25 per cent occupancy, the principles stated.
The restrictions had been introduced on a day when Mumbai reported 683 new COVID-19 instances, the best since October 6, whereas Maharashtra added 1,410 new instances – the sharpest rise since October 27.
The tally of Omicron infections reported in Maharashtra rose to 108 on Friday with 20 instances of the brand new coronavirus variant coming to mild, officers stated.
As many as 54 of 108 sufferers have been already discharged.
Eleven new instances had been reported from Mumbai, six from Pune, two from Satara and one from Ahmednagar.
Of those new sufferers, 15 have historical past of worldwide journey, one affected person has historical past of home journey whereas 4 others had are available shut contact with them.
One affected person is a minor whereas six sufferers are above 60 years of age. All new sufferers are asymptomatic.
The assertion additional stated that 12 of those sufferers had been totally vaccinated, seven unvaccinated and one was not eligible for vaccination (being beneath 18).
Stories of 14 instances got here from the Nationwide Institute of Virology and the remaining from the Indian Institute of Science, Training and Analysis, Pune.
Mumbai has recorded 46 Omicron instances thus far, together with these discovered following screening on the Mumbai Worldwide Airport. Pimpri-Chinchwad township has reported 19 instances, Pune rural space 15 and Pune metropolis seven.
Since December 1, 2021, as many as 1,63,553 worldwide travellers got here to Mumbai, together with 23,933 from ‘at-risk’ international locations.
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