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BMC permits shops on both sides of the road to remain operational

The BMC on Monday permitted shops to be operational on all sides of the road in Mumbai seven days a week.

BMC permits shops on both sides of the road to remain operational
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday, August 3, permitted shops to be operational on all sides of the road in Mumbai seven days a week.

Earlier, amidst the coronavirus outbreak, shops were permitted to operate in a way where shops on one side of the road remained open on odd days, and those on the other side remained open on even days. While liquor can be sold across the counter, social distancing and wearing masks is mandatory.

While outdoor team sports are being allowed as well, the movement of people for non-essential activities are being restricted within the area one resides in. The civic body further directed that unrestricted movement will be permitted only for work reasons. Moreover, any person violating COVID-19 containment norms can be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Mumbai clocked 1,105 fresh cases of the coronavirus and 49 new deaths, as per BMC's bulletin. The city also saw 393 new recoveries taking its cured tally to 88,299. Mumbai which has lower active cases than Thane now has 1,16,451 cases with 6,444 fatalities with 21,412 being active.

It has also been witnessing a steady rise in its recovery rate which stands at 76 per cent at the moment while its growth rise slowed to 0.90 per cent. BMC reported that 5,46,620 samples have been tested till date (9084 samples tested in 24 hours) with a 21.10 per cent positivity rate.

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