Amid a worrying resurgence of coronavirus circumstances in a number of states, together with Maharashtra, the mayor of Mumbai was seen distributing face masks to folks at a well-known market within the metropolis this morning. Mayor Kishori Pednekar visited the Dadar vegetable market together with civic physique officers and distributed masks to folks. In a tweet in Marathi, she stated she additionally raised consciousness about masks amongst those that had been seen with out masks.
“Mumbai Police has joined hands with us. People are more scared of the police than marshals. Request all to wear masks, sanitise and maintain social distancing,” she informed reporters.
On Sunday, Ms Pednekar warned that Mumbai could should face one other lockdown if the surge in day by day coronavirus numbers just isn’t stemmed and if folks don’t observe Covid guidelines. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray too had issued a similar warning for the state.
“If you are lax (in following anti-coronavirus measures) and numbers continue to increase, then lockdown will have to be imposed. If you want to avoid this, follow the rules strictly,” she had stated. She had distributed masks to folks in one other a part of town on Sunday.
Ms Pednekar had examined constructive for coronavirus in September.
Maharashtra – which continues to have the best variety of Covid circumstances in India – reported 5,210 fresh cases on Monday, after logging over 6,000 circumstances for 3 straight days in a row. The Mumbai area, which has seen a bulk of Covid deaths within the state, didn’t report even a single demise throughout the day, the state’s well being division stated. Mumbai metropolis continued to report the best single-day circumstances within the state with a spike of 761 on Monday.
The centre on Monday warned 5 states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh – that continued “adherence to Covid-appropriate behavior” is essential to interrupt the chain of transmission and include the novel coronavirus.