Prohibitory order lifted in Mumbai but need valid reasons to leave homes

CM Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: Even after lifting a four-and-a-half-month-long night curfew in Mumbai, the city police, however, said that people need valid reasons to leave their homes.

Prohibitory orders were first issued in Mumbai in March after the Maharashtra government announced the lockdown. The prohibitory orders, which have to be issued afresh every 15 days, had restricted the movement of people between 9 pm and 5 am, except in cases of emergencies.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra jumped to a new high of 19,218 in last 24 hours, taking its tally to 863,062. The state reported 378 deaths in last 24 hours and with this the state’s death toll now stands at 25,964.

On the other hand, in view of the growing cases and fatalities, the Maharashtra government will launch a state-wide campaign from September 15 to screen 2.25-crore families for possible Covid-19 infection.

The Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that the “My Family, My Responsibility” campaign will be launched by the health department with the help of NGOs and elected representatives to control the spread of Covid-19 and impart health education to the people.