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Thane Municipal Corporation to take action against violators of COVID-19 norms

The civic body of Thane reports 250-300 COVID-19 cases every day in the area. On Wednesday, March 17, more than 500 people tested positive for the coronavirus.

Thane Municipal Corporation to take action against violators of COVID-19 norms
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With the cases of coronavirus witnessing a rise across the state, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has also reported a spike in COVID-19 cases due to which the civic body of Thane has warned of taking action against hotels and restaurants that are found to be open past 11:00 at night.

Moreover, in Maharashtra, the districts of Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai have over 12,000 active coronavirus cases each, contributing the maximum to the active caseload tally of the country. The total tally on Tuesday, March 16, crossed 2.2 lakh.

Meanwhile, the TMC reports 250-300 COVID-19 cases every day in the area. On Wednesday, March 17, more than 500 people tested positive for the coronavirus. In view of the situation, a meeting of hotel operators and cinema owners was held at Narendra Ballal Hall of TMC. Mayor Naresh Mhaske, Municipal Commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma and Assistant Commissioner were present on the occasion.

According to sources, cinemas, hotels and restaurants are to be completely closed off if the rules are found to be violated. Also, punitive action will be taken under the Disaster Management Act. Moreover, only 50 per cent of the total capacity has been allowed in cinemas halls, hotels and restaurants in Thane. Important steps have also been taken in the context of shopping malls.

Meanwhile, the city is not in a position to impose a lockdown at present. However, the commissioner has warned that if the citizens do not follow the rules and the number of patients continues to rise, they will have to resort to a coronavirus-induced lockdown.

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