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Mumbai: 427 people booked for Covid violations over weekend

About 33 cases were against non-essential shops for running their business clandestinely with half-shutters on.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: April 12, 2021 8:41:21 pm
Mumbai covid-19 news, covid-19 latest news, maharashtra covid latest updates, maharashtra lockdown, mumbai news, mumbai city news, mumbai latest news, maharashtra covid updates, maharashtra lockdown update, indian express newsMumbai has 86,279 active infections now and over 20,000 are admitted in Covid care centres or hospitals. On Monday, 1,272 of them were critical and on ICU support.

Mumbai Police, over the course of the weekend lockdown, booked 427 people for violations of Covid-19 guidelines and arrested 321 of the violators. This is the first weekend lockdown as per the new restrictions put in place for weekends till April 30. On weekends, public movement to any public place is restricted completely, except for essential services and few more exceptions as per the order.

Since April 5, 802 people have been booked for violating the pandemic rules in Mumbai. According to Mumbai Police, 427 people were booked on Saturday and Sunday in a total of 171 FIRs. Of these, 77 were against people for not wearing masks.

About 33 cases were against non-essential shops for running their business clandestinely with half-shutters on. Another 26 FIRs were against people gathering in public places, 10 more were against people violating quarantine rules, eight FIRs against hotels and remaining for other violations of Covid-19 guidelines.

A majority of the violations were from Mumbai’s northern suburbs, which comprises areas from Goregaon to Dahisar. A total of 62 FIRs were registered in these areas.

This was followed by the West region (Bandra to Jogeshwari) with 37 cases, 35 cases in Eastern suburbs, which comprises areas ahead of Ghatkopar to Mankhurd and Mulund. The remaining 29 cases were lodged in South and Central Mumbai.

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