Mumbai: 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 mentioned she additionally raised consciousness about masks amongst those that have been seen with out masks.
“Mumbai Police has joined fingers with us. Persons are extra afraid of the police than marshals. Request all to put on masks, sanitise and keep social distancing,” she informed reporters.
On Sunday, Ms Pednekar warned that Mumbai might need to face one other lockdown if the surge in every day coronavirus numbers is just not stemmed and if folks don’t observe Covid guidelines. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray too had issued the same warning for the state.
“If you’re lax (in following anti-coronavirus measures) and numbers proceed to extend, then lockdown should be imposed. If you wish to keep away from this, observe the foundations strictly,” she had mentioned. She had distributed masks to folks in one other a part of town on Sunday.
Ms Pednekar had examined optimistic for coronavirus in September.
Maharashtra – which continues to have the best variety of Covid circumstances in India – reported 5,210 recent circumstances 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 in the course of the day, the state’s well being division mentioned. 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 habits” is essential to interrupt the chain of transmission and include the novel coronavirus.