BMC: Mumbai Could Witness the Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections Around New Year’s Eve

BMC: Mumbai Could Witness the Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections Around New Year’s Eve

Even though the number of COVID-19 infections in Mumbai is currently in decline, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) believes that the second wave of infections could hit the city by New Year’s Eve. 

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BMC officials said that a final call on whether New Year celebrations will be permitted in restaurants and hotels will be taken in December following a review. If the month of December notices a rise in COVID-19 infections, authorities said that they may impose some restrictions on the New Year festivities. 

“If there is a second wave or surge in the cases in December, we might limit the New Year celebrations accordingly. If the cases are stable, celebrations might be allowed with certain restrictions,” a BMC official said.

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Previously, officials were expecting to see a surge in COVID-19 cases after Diwali, while the civic body urged the citizens to continue taking precautionary measures to safeguard themselves against a second wave. 

Currently, bars and restaurants in Mumbai can operate at 50 per cent capacity. Weddings and other events or gatherings also have a restriction in place with only 50 people allowed per event. 

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-19 lockdowns. This comes as the Maharashtra Government had approved a 24x7 nightlife plan for Mumbai around two months before the pandemic hit the country.

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