Omicron rising: Stringent orders in Mumbai for year-end celebrations

More than 200 people attending a gathering? Take permission from the ward assistant municipal commissioner

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Geetanjali Minhas | December 21, 2021 | Mumbai


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In view of the rising numbers of infections from the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, the BrihanMumbai municipal Corporation on Tuesday issued strict orders to be followed for private and public gatherings during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Party organisers have to take written permission from the assistant commissioner of the concerned municipal ward if more than 200 people are attending. The assistant commissioner of the local ward shall send their representatives to supervise the gathering and ensure that there is strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour (CAB) and other rules prescribed by the Maharashtra government from time to time.       

For any gathering in closed spaces, up to 50 percent of the capacity of the space is allowed strictly following 6 feet by 6 feet distance and CAB.

For any gathering in open to sky spaces, people up to 25 percent of the capacity of the space are allowed strictly following 6 feet by 6 feet distance and CAB.

Additionally, all persons who are part of the event, organisers as well as attendees are mandatorily required to be fully vaccinated. Citizens below 18 years are required to have government or school-issued photo identity. For those who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons, a certificate from a certified medical practitioner is required for entry.

The health ministry on Tuesday said India has at least 200 cases of the Omicron variant till now. Maharashtra and Delhi have the highest number of Omicron cases at 54 each, followed by 20 cases in Telangana and 19 in Karnataka. India recorded 5,326 new coronavirus cases and 453 deaths in the 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday.
 

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