The Mumbai Police on the 1st of July, imposes Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC.)
Section 144, which restricts any kind of gathering of more than 4 people was imposed in the wake of the increasing cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Pranaya Ashok, the Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police (Operations) signed the orders to impose Section 144.
The imposed restriction would be in immediate effect till the 15th of July.
Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra, the only Indian State which crossed 1.5 lakh cases of Coronavirus alone.
While Maharashtra reported 1,74,761 cases of the Novel Coronavirus, Mumbai alone reported 77,658 cases.
In the past 24 hours Mumbai recorded 893 new cases.
As new cases continued to increase in Mumbai, local authorities in Thane and Mira Bhayander announced a lockdown in the two cities.
Vipin Sharma, the Municipal Commissioner of Thane, on the 1st of July, announced a lockdown in Thane.
The lockdown would be in effect from 7 A.M., on the 2nd of July till the 12th of July.
The lockdown would restrict movement of people, except for essential work.
Thane city has seen 2,533 cases in the past eight days alone and till date, total Coronavirus cases are at 37,630 with 956 fatalities.
The Mira-Bhayander municipal corporation too announced a complete lockdown till the 10th of July after cases spiked in the past few days.
Meanwhile, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Mandal, which is famous for Ganpati installation during Ganesh Chaturthi, on the 1st of July, cancelled Ganesh Chaturthi celebration this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sudhir Salvi, the Secretary of the Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaugcha, said, instead of a grand celebration, the Association would organise blood and plasma donation camps.
The association would also provide financial assistance to the families of policemen who lost their lives fighting the Novel Coronavirus situation.
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is set to begin from the 22nd of August.
Stay Tuned for further updates.