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Mumbai night curfew: Violators let off with a warning on Day 1

A senior police officer said, “Since it was the first night of the curfew, we let people off after giving them a warning. However, in the next few days we will start taking action.”

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: December 24, 2020 1:00:45 am
Mumbai covid, mumbai covid night curfew, mumbai covid guidelines, mumbai police, indian express newsThe government had imposed these restrictions keeping in the wake of crowding during Christmas and New Year's Eve.

ON THE intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, when the Maharashtra government-imposed night curfew began in the city, the Mumbai Police let off most of those who were found on the roads after the designated hour with a reprimand and a warning.

A senior police officer said, “Since it was the first night of the curfew, we let people off after giving them a warning. However, in the next few days we will start taking action.”

The Mumbai Police had warned that all vehicles found on the roads during curfew hours without a valid reason would be impounded.

The Mumbai Police also issued a statement that read, “Mumbaikars, the curfew is for your safety and health and restrictions are only on the gathering of five or more persons from 11 pm to 6 am. All business activities of night shifts will be allowed except the establishments used for entertainment/recreational activities (e.g. pubs, restaurants, theatres etc). These must close at 11 pm.”

The statement further read, “All essential services are allowed. People can travel on 2 and 4 wheelers (not more than 4 persons in one 4 wheeler). You may even go for a walk or drive out during the curfew hours but not in a group exceeding 5 or more persons.”

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