Highlights

  • Stricter curbs in Maharashtra after massive jump in Covid-19 cases
  • Maximum attendees restricted at social events and gatherings
  • Mumbai: 46% jump in cases, positivity rate at 7.67%

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In a revised order late on Thursday night, the Maharashtra government announced fresh curbs on attendance at weddings, social, political, religious events and funerals

The Maharashtra government has imposed more Covid-19 restrictions as the state reported a massive jump in daily cases of Covid-19 at 5,368 and its tally of Omicron infections rose to 450.
Mumbai saw a 46 per cent jump in Covid-19 cases after 3,671 new infections were detected in the capital city of the state on Thursday.

Mumbai also reported 190 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the highest single-day spike so far, taking the tally of such patients in the city to 327.

In a revised order late on Thursday night, the Maharashtra government announced fresh curbs on attendance at weddings, social, political, religious events and funerals.

Also watch: Bengal's new Covid cases more than double in 24hrs, positivity rate 5.47%

In case of marriages or any other social, political or religious event, the maximum number of attendees shall be restricted to 50 persons. The maximum number of attendees is restricted to 20 in funerals.

Amid apprehensions of a possible third wave of Covid-19, the daily positivity rate in Mumbai skyrocketed to 7.67 per cent on Thursday.

This has raised an alarm among public health experts, who are anticipating a much higher daily count than the second wave.

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