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Imposing Night Curfew is necessary right now: Mumbai Mayor

Pednekar had earlier said that authorities will take strict action against those not following COVID-19 guidelines. Ward officials with their teams will monitor Covid-19 situation in their areas. Action will be taken against those not following SOPs.

Imposing Night Curfew is necessary right now: Mumbai Mayor
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With an upsurge in coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday, March 18, urged all Mumbaikars to work together to prevent the lockdown and warned about the necessity of imposing night curfew in the current situation to check the virus spread.

"I think imposing a night curfew is necessary right now. We are also considering shifting the crowded markets to new sites. All Mumbaikars need to work together to prevent the imposition of a lockdown," said Pednekar while talking to reporters.

This comes a day after Maharashtra accepted that the state had been hit by a second wave of coronavirus infection. The state reported 23,179 new coronavirus cases. This is a record high as far as 2021 is concerned and also accounted for over 60 per cent of new cases diagnosed in India.

Pednekar had earlier said that authorities will take strict action against those not following COVID-19 guidelines. Ward officials with their teams will monitor the situation in their areas. Action will be taken against those not following SOPs, she added.

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On Tuesday, February 23, Pednekar visited Dadar vegetable market and distributed masks among those who were roaming without wearing masks and created awareness.

Earlier, she had travelled in a local train to spread awareness about the use of face masks among citizens in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the city.

The toll reached 11,547 after eight deaths were recorded during the day, this figure too being the highest in the metropolis since February 1.

The average growth rate of cases increased from 0.17 per cent on February 18 to 0.48 per cent now, while the case doubling time quickened from 417 days to 145 now, according to BMC data.

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