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Mumbai can face another lockdown if people keep flouting COVID-19 rules: BMC

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mumbai can face another lockdown if people keep flouting COVID-19 rules: BMC

Mumbai: As Maharashtra makes a come back at the country’s top spot again, with fresh Covid-19 tally going up, Mumbai’s Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on February 16 that the city can once again undergo lockdown if city people continue to flout basic COVID-19 rules.

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Talking about the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, she said: “It’s a matter of concern. Most people travelling in trains don’t wear masks. People must take precautions else we’d head towards another lockdown. Whether lockdown will be implemented again, is in the hands of people.”

“It’s a matter of concern. Most people travelling in trains don’t wear masks. People must take precautions else we’d head towards another lockdown. Whether lockdown will be implemented again, is in the hands of people,” added Kishori Pednekar.

Pednekar’s statement comes a day after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the Maharashtra government would take strict action if Coronavirus cases continue to rise.

On February 15, when Mumbai logged a total of 3,365 fresh coronavirus cases – more than the daily infections reported by Kerala in the past 24 hours, he said, “We will have to take strict action after talking to the chief minister if cases continue to rise.”

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