Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 8 — A day after the Mumbai Police announced the updated lockdown guidelines in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the city's usually crowded Byculla vegetable market witnessed a thin crowd on Thursday morning amid high security.
The new guidelines announced on Wednesday restrict the movement of people in public areas and transport while exempting those involved in essential services.
In a series of tweets, Mumbai Police announced the updated lockdown guidelines, which states "Public Places: Weekdays (7 am-8 pm) – the movement of no more than 5 people allowed Weekdays (8 pm-7 am) and 8 pm Friday to 7 am Monday – no movement except essential services Beaches- Closed till 30 April."
While private offices will remain closed, government offices have been allowed to run with 50 per cent occupancy whereas government offices required for response to COVID-19, electricity, water, banking and financial services are allowed to function with 100 per cent capacity.
Moreover, only 50 guests are allowed in wedding ceremonies while not more than 20 people can attend funerals.
It also announced the schools and colleges will remain closed along with restaurants, bars, religious places, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, barber shops, wine shops and spas whereas shops, markets and malls will remain closed except for essential services.