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 almost two months amid the unfold of the extremely infectious Omicron variant.
The brand new tips, which is able to come into impact from midnight – seven days earlier than New Yr’s Eve, prohibit attendance at indoor weddings to 100 folks and no more than 250 folks or 25 per cent whichever is much less in outside weddings.
Indoor venues like gyms, spas, inns, theatres and cinema halls can be allowed to run at 50 per cent capability whereas sports activities occasions can be allowed to have 25 per cent occupancy, the principles mentioned.
The restrictions have 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 mentioned.
As many as 54 of 108 sufferers have been already discharged.
Eleven new instances have 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 mentioned that 12 of those sufferers have 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 to date, 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’ nations.
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