Mumbai: In the capital of Maharashtra, the cases of Kovid-19 are seeing a boom again, due to which the authorities on Friday issued new guidelines for the people of Mumbai.
According to the new COVID-19 guidelines for Mumbai, all the beaches in the city will be closed till 30 April. Along with this, private laboratories have been asked to ensure 24-hour time to declare the result of COVID-19.
The report of the COVID-19 tests will be submitted to the civic bodies first. Hospitals have been asked to use rapid antigen tests for patients only.
In addition, if more than five Corona virus positive cases arise from a building, it will be declared a micro-contention zone. Police will be deployed outside such micro containment zones to ensure any COVID-19 protocol.
Platform ticket sales closed at 6 Mumbai stations
In view of Kovid-19, Central Railway has immediately stopped the sale of platform tickets at its six long-distance train stations, including the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), to prevent unnecessary congestion.
According to Shivaji Sutar, the chief spokesperson of the Central Railway, platform tickets will not be issued at CSMT, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Thane, Kalyan, Dadar and Panvel stations. “This decision has been taken to implement unnecessary congestion and social distancing at stations in view of the prevailing cases,” Sutar said.
In March, Central Railway raised the price of platform tickets from 10 to 50 rupees at some stations in Maharashtra.
Coronavirus cases in Mumbai
On Thursday, Mumbai reported 8,938 new Kovid-19 cases, taking the city’s figures to 4,91,698. According to the Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Municipality (BMC), the death toll has risen to 11,874.
Mumbai recorded 10,428 new Kovid-19 cases and 23 deaths on Wednesday and 10,030 infections and 31 deaths on Tuesday.
The BMC said the COVID-19 recovery rate had fallen to 80 percent, and the infection rate had risen to 2.03 percent.
Currently, there are 71 cantonment zones in Mumbai. As many as 750 buildings have been sealed in slums and chawls.