As Mumbai recorded its highest-ever one-day spike of 2,877 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) made it compulsory for people to carry a negative report of COVID-19 while entering a mall in Mumbai.
The new rule for a compulsion to carry a negative report of COVID-19 while entering a mall in Mumbai will come into effect on March 22.
If an individual would not carry his/her COVID-19 negative report, it will be mandatory for him/her to undergo the Rapid Antigen Test at the mall.
The BMC made it mandatory for all the malls in Mumbai to have a swab collection facility to take samples for coronavirus testing, a report stated.
Meanwhile, a team will be deployed at each mall for the same. Likewise, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday said that she was considering a night curfew in the city to shift the crowded markets to new sites.
"I think imposing a night curfew is necessary right now. We are also considering shifting the crowded markets to new sites," Pednekar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Mumbai Mayor said that all Mumbaikars need to work together to avert another lockdown. She also said that Maharashtra Chief Minister (Uddhav Thackeray) has already given an ultimatum to the people whether they want a lockdown to be imposed or not.
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