Covid-19 curbs could ease in Mumbai as case positivity rate falls below 5%


Covid-19 case positivity rate in Mumbai declined below 5 per cent this week in a development that could pave the way for further relaxation in curbs.

Final week the Maharashtra government issued unlock regulations based on weekly case positivity rate and occupancy of oxygenated beds. Districts have been classified in five levels on the basis of these two parameters.

Mumbai’s case positivity rate declined to 4.40 per cent from 5.5 per cent in the preceding week and thus the city can get classified in level 2 as per the regulations. Occupancy of oxygenated beds too has reduced to 27 per cent this from 32 per cent in the preceding week.Currently Mumbai has been classified in level 3.

While Pune will see opening of malls and extension in timings for shops from Monday, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation must issue an order regarding relaxation in Mumbai.

In districts with level 2 restrictions, malls and cinema halls can operate with 50 per cent capacity. Shops and restaurants too can remain open as per their steady timings. Public spaces too can remain open all the way through the day and movie shoots too can also be permitted.

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