Coronavirus in Mumbai: What is allowed and what's not during night curfew?
Coronavirus in Mumbai: What is allowed and what's not during night curfew?

The Maharashtra government has imposed the night curfew in municipal corporation areas (cities) from December 22 to January 5 as a precautionary step amid concerns over detection of a new variant of the coronavirus in Britain.

Increased patrolling by police, heightened vigilance and curbs on timings of bars and pubs are back in Mumbai as it came under a night curfew to check the spread of COVID-19.

Mumbai police personnel have been going around streets requesting people to stay indoors as the night curfew rule – 11 pm to 6 pm – came into effect from Tuesday.

Here's the list of what's allowed what's not in Mumbai

  • Mumbaikars can go out during the curfew, in force from 11 pm to 6 am, for valid reasons, but not in a group of more than five persons.

  • All permitted business activities in the night will be allowed except in establishments used for entertainment and recreational purposes.

  • Establishments like hotels, pubs, restaurants, bars and theatres will have to down shutters at 11 pm.

  • All essential services are allowed and people also can travel on two and four-wheelers for essential work.

  • Vehicles used during the night curfew for non-essential and non-exempted purposes will be seized.

In neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai also, the police are ensuring strict implementation of the night curfew order to check the spread of the COVID-19.

The police on Tuesday raided a posh club near the Mumbai airport, where 34 people, including some celebrities, were caught for allegedly violating COVID-19 prevention norms.

After the raid, the city police had tweeted: "Party (Nahin) Chalegi Till Six In The Morning! A raid was conducted at a nightclub in Andheri at around 3 am, for flouting COVID prevention norms. Action has been initiated against 34 people, out of which 19 were from Delhi & Punjab, including some celebrities #NewNormal."

(With inputs from PTI)

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