Mask is optional and not mandatory to wear in Mumbai – India’s second-largest city and commercial hub.
The Maharashtra state government on Thursday (03/March/2022) withdrew all restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held during the day. According to reports, using masks was made optional for citizens.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led government revoked the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act that had been in force for the last two years.
However yesterday, Indian media reports stated that Maharastra will continue all rules until further notice.
Housing minister Jitendra Awhad shared a tweet in this regard. The chief minister’s office said the new rules will be effective from April 2.
The western state recorded 119 fresh cases of the virus on Wednesday and two new related deaths. As many as 138 patients were discharged following recovery. The state now has 939 active cases.
The coronavirus pandemic had wreaked havoc in the state in its first two waves. The state had seen a massive rise in fresh tallies in the recent past that was driven by the Omicron variant of the virus
Source: Hindustan Times