The Vasai Virar civic body has banned the slaughter and sale of meat in the twin city on Sunday, which also is World Animal Day.
The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) had earlier also imposed a ban on meat on October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The ban order for October 2 and October 4 was issued to abattoirs, meat and poultry sellers on late Thursday evening.
World Animal Day will be celebrated across the globe on October 4. Animal lovers across the globe will be showing their compassion on the day by giving a voice to the animals who can’t speak for themselves. The day calls for action and awareness about the well-being of animals and to improve the standards of welfare around the world.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Saturday reported 14,348 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total count to 14,30,861, state health department said.
With 278 more people succumbing to the infection, the cumulative toll in the state mounted to 37,758. A total of 16,835 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,34,555, the department said, adding that the state now has 2,58,108 active cases. 70,35,296 samples have been tested so far, it said.