- With countrys 20% COVID-19 cases Mumbai is still Red Zone
- "Action to be taken against violators of lockdown": Mumbai Police
- The city has reported nearly 20,000 cases, 734 deaths so far
With almost 20 per cent of coronavirus cases in the country, Mumbai is still a COVID-19 Red Zone and restrictions have not been eased in the city, the police said on Monday, warning people about strong action against violators in the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown.
"Gentle Reminder Mumbaikars. Mumbai being a RED ZONE, is yet to see any relaxations from earlier rules, under Lockdown 4.0. Vehicles travelling without valid permission or for non-emergency, DAY or NIGHT, will be impounded & driver to face strict action. It's for your safety first (sic)," Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh tweeted.
Mumbai Police also posted the same message:
Make Safety Your Priority— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) May 18, 2020
Any relaxations from the earlier rules are yet to be implemented in Mumbai under Lockdown 4.0. Being in the RED ZONE, strict action will be taken on vehicles & people travelling at any hour of the day, without valid permission or for non-emergency.
Mumbai has reported nearly 20,000 coronavirus cases including 734 deaths - the highest in India.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to address the state at 8:30 pm about the changes in rules in the fourth phase of the lockdown which began on Monday and will go on till May 31.
Delhi, which has about half the cases of Mumbai, on Monday allowed markets and shopping complexes to reopen on an odd-even basis, and buses, autos and taxis to run with limited passengers. Standalone shops will also be allowed but salons will stay shut for now.