The prohibitory orders will come into effect from 8pm, the police said.
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The directive signed by deputy commissioner S Chaitanya prohibited more than five people from moving together or gathering in any public place between 7am and 8pm on weekdays.
The rest of the time (i.e between 8pm and 7am on weekdays) and also between 8pm on Friday and 7am on Monday, nobody would be allowed to move in any public place without valid reasons.
“These orders shall remain in force from April 5 to April 30. Zonal deputy police commissioners in emergent/ special cases are empowered to grant exemption/ permission,” the directive said.
Mumbai on Sunday saw its highest single-day rise with 11,206 new cases, taking the city’s tally to 4,52,681.
Active cases in the city have touched 66,803.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region accounted for nearly 20,000 cases, or 35% of the figure reported in Maharashtra, on Sunday.
The Millennium City’s doubling rate dropped to 42 days with the rapid addition of cases.
Malls, restaurants and theatres to shut till April 30, full lockdown on weekends
The rapid spread of Covid-19 finally forced the Uddhav Thackeray government to announce lockdown-like restrictions across the state from 8pm on Monday. On weekends, a complete lockdown will be imposed.
A state government notification issued late Sunday said all shops except essential services would remain shut till the end of the month, leaving people only Monday to buy non-essential goods this month. Restaurants will be allowed to operate only takeaway and home delivery services during the day hours. All theatres, cinema halls, malls, gardens and playgrounds will remain closed. While night curfew will be imposed everyday from 8pm to 7am, gatherings of five or more persons will be prohibited during the daytime—7am to 8pm— on weekdays.