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Mumbai Police raids parties at the Royal Palms in Aarey colony

Mumbai Police has conducted raids on several bungalows at the Royal Palms in Aarey colony on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Mumbai Police raids parties at the Royal Palms in Aarey colony
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According to reports, Mumbai Police has conducted raids on several bungalows at the Royal Palms in Aarey colony on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

These people were booked under the Disaster Management Act, Epidemic Diseases Act as well as the Indian Penal Code. As per sources, residents of the colony alerted the police at about 7:30 PM with regards to the ongoing parties in the villas. Vinod Patel, sub-inspector, further speaking to the media stated that the party-goers were not wearing masks or following social distancing protocols. Furthermore, some of them were found in pools, swimming.

With the lockdown relaxations being a part of the “Mission Begin Again”, the citizens of Mumbai had begun to crowd the streets with a large number of vehicles. As a consequence, the Mumbai Police had earlier started cracking down on such individuals. Mumbai Police imposed a blockage and took action against vehicles that were travelling without any absolute reason. With the threat of the pandemic still looming over us, the observation of social distancing protocols is a must.

Furthermore, usage of a sanitizer, remaining at home, frequent handwashing is of utmost importance. Pranay Ashok, Deputy Commissioner of Police, had earlier appealed to the people, asking them to abide by these rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus. He also added that wearing a face mask is mandatory. Furthermore, stepping out without wearing a face mask can result in a ₹1,000 fine.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra jumped by a record 8,139 to reach 2,46,600 cases. In the last 24 hours, 4,360 patients suffering from the coronavirus recovered from the disease, taking the total to 1,36,985. As of July 11, there are 99,202 active cases in Maharashtra. On the other hand, in Mumbai, 1,284 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on Saturday, taking the aggregate to 91,745.

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