The government has tightened guidelines in Mumbai due to the surge in cases and prevent the spread of the new variant. The BMC will now keep an eye on violators who are subjected to home quarantine. Besides, the BMC is also appointing 300 marshals to monitor those travelling without masks in trains. Apart from that, additional marshals will be hired to keep an eye on violators in Mumbai.
Hefty Fines & Imprisonment For Those Violating Rules
The BMC also said that if five or more people were found positive in a building, it would be sealed. Wedding halls and restaurants will also be raided to check if people are flouting rules. Family of COVID positive patients could face a hefty fine and up to six months imprisonment if they are found violating the home quarantine rules.
Surprise Checks In Restaurants & Wedding Halls
According to officials, an FIR was filed against a resident of Chandivli by the BMC with the Powai police for flouting home quarantine rules. Another building in Mahim was sealed after five patients tested positive. Mumbai Airport Workers Arrested For Taking Bribes To Let People Skip Quarantine.
BMC To Increase Testing In Containment Zones
The government announced that passengers returning from Brazil must undergo mandatory institutional quarantine. The BMC will also increase testing in areas with more cases. Maharashtra has been witnessing a steady rise in cases, and the measures are taken to check any further spread of the virus. New Flight Bans & Quarantine Rules For All International Passengers Arriving In India.
The string of measures being imposed in the state brought an uneasy lockdown déjà vu.