The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued fresh guidelines to ease Covid-induced curbs in Mumbai in a phased manner. The civic body, in its break the chain initiative, announced the reopening of certain activities based on the Covid positivity rate in a particular area.
There will be five levels of restrictions for different classes/categories of activities which will be applied based on two parameters: case positivity rate and percentage of oxygen beds occupancy.
The timings for shops/establishments selling daily essentials will be regular in levels 1 and 2, but for levels 3 and 4, timings will be till 4 pm. While till 4 pm on weekdays and weekends closed except for medical.
Shops timings dealing with non-essential items will be regular in levels 1 and 2, but for levels 3 and 4, shops will be shut at 4 pm and closed for levels 4 and 5.
Timings for malls/theatres will be regular for level 1; 50 percent capacity for level 2; and closed for levels 3, 4, and 5.
Restaurants will be allowed to operate on regular time in level 1; 50 percent capacity for dining in for level 2; 50 percent capacity for dining in till 4 pm only on weekdays, takeaways and deliveries in level 3 after 4 pm; only parcel/takeaway and home delivery in level 4; and only home delivery, in level 5.
Film shoots will be allowed on the regular basis for levels 1 and 2; no movement outside after 5 pm for level 3; no crowd scenes/no movement outside after 5 pm on weekdays and no movement outside throughout on weekends for level 4; and closed for level 5.
Marriages to be regular in level 1; 50 percent capacity in the hall with a maximum of 100 people in level 2; 50 people in level 3; 25 people in level 4; and one family in level 5.
Public transport like the bus to be regular in level 1; 100 percent without standing in levels 2 and 3; 50 percent without standing in levels 4 and 5.
In other India news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked his party colleagues to maintain restrain and protect the dignity of the Parliament.