COVID-19 in Navi Mumbai: NMMC extends 'Level 3' restrictions for a week in city

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has extended the level 3 restrictions in the city for a week. Under the restrictions, shops except essentials will be allowed to operate till 4 pm while malls and theaters will remain closed.

Despite the city was falling under level 2 restrictions due to low positivity rate and availability of oxygen bed, as per the state government direction, the civic body had imposed level 3 restrictions from June 28 for a week. The weeklong restriction will end on July 5 morning. Now the civic body has decided to extend the restrictions level 3 for a week till July 12 morning.

COVID-19 in Navi Mumbai: NMMC extends 'Level 3' restrictions for a week in city

As per the new guidelines issued by the NMMC, all the shops except essentials will be closed by 4 pm and on weekends. Malls, theaters, and auditoriums will be closed. Restaurants will be open from Monday to Friday till 4 pm with 50% of capacity from Monday to Friday. There will be only take away and home delivery on Saturday and Sunday. Citizens will be allowed at public places, open ground, cycling will be allowed from 5 and to 9 am. Working hours at private offices have been limited till 4 pm and government offices will function with 50 % manpower. Similarly, a maximum of 50 persons will be allowed at the marriage function and 20 persons for the last rite.

Meanwhile, the civic body conducted a special vaccination drive for women in the red-light area of Turbhe. A total of 78 women were vaccinated through counseling on vaccination. Some of the women were found to have misconceptions about vaccination while undergoing vaccination here. Similarly, a vaccination drive was conducted for staff of salons, beauty parlors, and hairdressers.

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