While taking action against 25 citizens for stepping out of their homes for morning walk during restricted timing, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) warned of mandatory antigen test of such violators in the future.
And, if the person is found positive in the test, the decision on admitting in the civic COVID care centre for treatment will be taken by the municipal commissioner only.
The Maharashtra government imposed various restrictions under 'Break the Chain'. As part of it, there is a night curfew and people cannot step out of their homes before 7 am. The civic body in collaboration with the police department ensuring that the norms are followed.
However, it has been observed that despite the curfew, some citizens are going out for morning walk or evening walk.
The civic body has initiated legal action against 3 persons for breaking the COVID norms by going out of the house under the pretext of morning walk near in Wonders Park area in Nerul and 22 citizens at sector 14 in Airoli.
“In the future, apart from the legal action, an Antigen test will be conducted. If their report is positive in the test, the decision to admit them to the COVID center of the corporation will be taken by the Municipal Commissioner Abhijeet Bangar,” said a senior official from NMMC.