Amid an alarming spike in Covid-19 cases in the state, especially in the financial capital of the country, Mumbai Commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok on Wednesday imposed Section 144 in the entire city with immediate effect to contain the pandemic.
The order prohibits any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places subject to certain conditions.
“There is a likelihood of spread of the Covid-19 virus through gathering of persons in public or private places and there is grave danger to human life, health or safety. There are sufficient reasons for passing prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to ensure that there is no danger to human life,” the order said.
Maharashtra: Section-144 imposed in Mumbai by Commissioner of Police Pranaya Ashok, prohibiting any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places subject to certain conditions, in view of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/0E09om2y3w
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The communique further states that movement of one or more persons areas designated as ‘Containment Zones’ by the municipal authorities is prohibited, except for essential activities, supply of essential goods and medical emergencies.
Furthermore, all movement of one of more persons in the city is prohibited between 9 pm and 5 am, barring medical emergencies and other emergency services.
(With inputs from timesnownews)