Amid the ups and downs in Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials raided several popular clubs and restaurants in the city on Saturday and fined them for violating COVID-19 norms. During the raid on 145 restaurants in Bandra, more than 100 people were found without masks. Taking action against all, BMC has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on them.
After the rise of Corona cases in the city in the last one week, the BMC has issued new safety-related guidelines on Friday to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
Three other restaurants and clubs in Bandra West Ward were also raided. Irish House and Quarter Pillar Bar have been fined Rs 30,000 for violating Kovid rules, while U-turn sports bars have been fined ₹ 20,000. More than 100 people were found violating the Kovid protocol at these places. Under the new guidelines, instructions have been given to raid marriage halls, clubs and restaurants.
Mumbai’s mayor Kishori Pednekar has warned that Mumbai may face a lockdown again if the city does not see a rise in daily coronavirus figures and people do not follow the Kovid protocol.
Meanwhile, more than 6,000 new cases of Kovid-19 have been reported in Maharashtra on Saturday for the second consecutive day. A health department official said that out of 6,281 new cases, more than 1,700 or 27 percent of the total cases came from Mumbai and Amravati Municipal Corporation areas. The total number of infected in the state increased to 20,93,913 on Saturday. At the same time, after the death of 40 more people, the number of dead has increased to 51,753. Treatment of 48,439 Kovid patients is now underway in the state.