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Malls to Remain Shut, Shoots Allowed: BMC Issues New Guidelines for Reopening Mumbai

BMC says malls to remain shut in Mumbai.

BMC says malls to remain shut in Mumbai.

In its 'Break the Chain' initiative, the civic body announced reopening of certain regular activities based on the Covid-19 case positivity rate in a particular area to kick-start the economy.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued a set of guidelines to ease coronavirus-induced restriction in Mumbai city in a phased manner. In its ‘Break the Chain’ initiative, the civic body announced reopening of certain regular activities based on the Covid-19 case positivity rate in a particular area to kick-start the economy.

Levels of Restrictions

There shall be five levels of restrictions for different class/categories of activities. These levels of restrictions shall be applied based on two parameters: case positivity rate and percentage of oxygen beds occupancy. Every Disaster Management Authority shall enforce these levels of restrictions over administrative units falling under its jurisdiction.

• The timings for shops/establishments dealing with essential will be regular in level 1 and 2, but till 4pm on all days for level 3 and 4. While till 4pm on weekdays and weekends closed except for medical.

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• The timings for shops/establishments dealing with non-essential items will be regular in level 1 and 2, but till 4pm on all days for level 3 and closed for level 4 and 5.

• Timings for malls/theatres will be regular for level 1; 50 per cent capacity for level 2; and closed for levels 3, 4, and 5.

• Opening timings for restaurants will be regular in level 1; 50 per cent capacity for dining in for level 2; 50 per cent capacity for dining in till 4pm only on weekdays and afterwards only parcel, takeaways and deliveries in level 3; only parcel/takeaway and home delivery in level 4; and only home delivery, no visiting in level 5.

• Public places/open grounds/walk/cycles will be regular for levels 1 and 2; 5am-9am on everyday for level 3; 5am-9am on weekdays and closed on weekends in level 4; and close in level 5.

• Shooting will be regular for levels 1 and 2; bubble and no movement outside after 5pm for level 3; bubble and no crowd scenes/no movement outside after 5pm on weekdays and no movement outside throughout on weekends for level 4; and closed for level 5.

• Gatherings such as social, cultural, entertainment will be regular in level 1; 50 per cent capacity in level 2; 50 per cent capacity and till 4pm on weekdays in level 3; and closed in levels 4 and 5.

• Marriages to be regular in level 1; 50 per cent capacity in hall with maximum of 100 people in level 2; 50 people in level 3; 25 people in level 4; and one family in level 5.

• For performing funerals, it will be regular in levels 1 and 2; while 20 people each in levels 3, 4 and 5.

• Gyms/salons/beauty centres/spas wellness centres will be regular with timings in level 1; 50 per cent capacity with only appointment in level 2; till 4pm with 50 per cent capacity and appointment with no AC in level 3; till 4pm with 50 per cent capacity and appointment with no AC in and only vaccinated customers in level 4; and closed in level 5.

• Public transport like bus to be regular in level 1; 100 per cent without standing in levels 2 and 3; 50 per cent without standing in levels 4 and 5.

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first published:August 02, 2021, 21:57 IST