Mumbai to stay in level 3 of COVID-19 curbs

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Image Source: PTI Mumbai will continue to be in category 3 of the Maharashtra federal government’s five-level unlock plan.

Mumbai will continue to be in classification 3 of the Maharashtra federal government’s five-level unlock plan that looks for to alleviate coronavirus-induced curbs according to infection positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancy numbers, the BMC said on Friday.

While announcing the choice, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also said the city has actually had an average positivity rate of 3.96 per cent and oxygen bed occupancy of 23.04 per cent over the last 2 weeks.

The choice came hours after the state federal government amended its five-level unlock plan executed earlier this month and announced state-level trigger for imposing restrictions in administrative systems irrespective of weekly positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancy percentage.

State-level trigger indicates that irrespective of the weekly positivity rate and oxygen bed tenancy, level 3 limitations will continue in administrative systems till the district catastrophe management authority takes a call to withdraw them, according to a state government alert.

The state’s relocation was driven by detection of cases of the Delta plus variation of COVID-19, considered extremely infectious, in Maharashtra.

Delta plus cases have been discovered in Ratnagiri, Jalgaon and some other districts of the state, requiring stricter curbs, the notification said.

Recently, in spite of the city’s positivity rate and oxygen bed tenancy levels being excellent enough for it to be put in classification 1, which offers optimum flexibility from outbreak curbs, the BMC decided to continue to keep it in category 3.

Necessary shops and facilities can remain open till 4pm on throughout the days in areas falling under level 3 of the five-step unlock plan. Non-essential stores and facilities can stay open till 4pm on weekdays, said the alert.

Restaurants will be enabled dine-in center with 50 per cent capability till 4pm on weekdays and takeaways and home deliveries after that, the notification stated.

Use of rural trains will be just for medical personnel and personnel engaged in necessary services, it said. Fitness centers and beauty parlors will remain open till 4 pm at 50 per cent capability, the government order said.

Level 3 curbs will be minimum and if they have to be decreased the disaster management authority will take a call, it said.If there is an upward pattern in number of coronavirus favorable cases, the district catastrophe management authority will enforce higher-level of limitations, the order said.

Based on the state federal government’s five level plan, cities and districts that have a positivity rate of five percent and oxygen bed tenancy of less than 25 percent can be put in level 1, leading to curbs being raised entirely.

Level 3 applies for places where the positivity rate is in between 5-10 per cent and the oxygen bed tenancy is more than 40 per cent.

Under the five-level plan, community corporations and districts in the state have actually been alerted as independent administrative systems, and can take choices on categorisation for opening according to the requirements laid down by the federal government.

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