New Year 2021: Mumbai to impose night curfew on December 31?
The BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) proposed a curfew between 11 pm and 6 am in Mumbai city in the wake of surge of COVID-19 cases. This came after many night clubs were found violating the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.
However, the government of Maharashtra recently denied the request of the civic bosy to impose a night curfew in Mumbai city. According to reports, the state government will review the situation during December 20.
As per reports, during its recent raids, the city reported over 2,000 people gathered in small spaces of less than 4,000 square metres, with social distancing was seen flouted.
The Epidemic Act allows not more than 50 people to gather at a location at a time. According to the administration's Unlock guidelines, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in the Mumbai city are permitted to operate till 11.30 pm. The city is under Section 144 that was first imposed at the beginning of lockdown in March.