Mumbai: Grappling with the worsening situation in the city, Mumbai’s civil body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now made it compulsory for people to carry a COVID-19 negative report while entering a mall. The new rule will come into effect from March 22.
The decision comes after the city on Thursday recorded its highest-ever one-day spike of 2,877 new coronavirus cases.
Authorities have also laid down guidelines for people are not carrying their COVID-19 negative report. Those, who don’t have their negative test reports will be required to undergo the Rapid Antigen Test at the mall. The BMC has made it mandatory for all the malls to have a swab collection facility in order to take samples for coronavirus testing, reported India Today.
On Thursday, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar had said that she is considering imposing a night curfew in the city and shifting the crowded markets to new sites.
“I think imposing a night curfew is necessary right now. We are also considering shifting the crowded markets to new sites,” said Pednekar, as per reports.
The city Mayor also underlined that all Mumbaikars need to work together to avert another lockdown.