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Section 144 in Mumbai? Nothing changes, Mumbaikars; Don’t panic – Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai: If you also have received the same WhatsApp forward that says that Section 144 will be imposed in Mumbai from midnight, do not panic. This is a mere technicality and it does not mean that there will be any change to Unlock 4 guidelines in Mumbai.

As panic spread, the Mumbai police has clarified, “Order issued u/sec 144 CrPC is a mere extension of our previous order (issued on August 31) and no new/fresh restrictions have been imposed by Mumbai Police.”

Mumbaikars, this means that as per government’s earlier guidelines, you will still be able to go to work (maximum allowed is 30 per cent).

Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray also urged people to not panic.

The order issued by Shahaji Umap, Dy Commissioner of Police (Operations) stated, “Whereas Mumbai city continues to be threatened with the spread of COVID-19, it is considered expedient to issue prohibitory order for restricting any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus in the areas under the control of Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai.”

It mentioned, “All movement of one or more persons in the areas designated as ‘Containment Zones’ by the Municipal Authorities is prohibited, except for essential activities, supply of essential goods and medical emergencies.”

So far, Mumbai has reported 1,75,886 cases of coronavirus, along with 8,277 deaths. However, with a reovery rate of 77 per cent, as many as 1,35,566 patients have been cured and discharged till date, and the number of active cases in the Maximum City now stands at 31,678.

What new normal looks like

Masks, face shields, screens

Coronavirus is still very much here. But cities and nations have started ‘unlocking’ or trying to resume and reopen places and activities that were severely hit by the Covid19 pandemic. On September 14, school children in Italy, Portugal and some schools in Zimbabwe went back to school for the first time since March 2020. In some other countries like Germany, Vietnam, Serbia, schools re-opened earlier, but teachers and administrations are keeping a close watch. Eating out also now looks very different. PPE kits are a new normal for getting a haircut. In metros, every other seat is crossed out and weddings are going virtual. In this photo feature, we give us a glimpse of how the world has found its own ways to define the ‘new normal’ as nations try to recover from the body blow countries got as coronavirus hit people and the economy. Photo by Chethan Shivakumar/ BCCL

25 MPs test positive for coronavirus

At least 25 MPs have tested positive in mandatory tests conducted before the start of the 18-day Parliament session. The photo, taken in the Lok Sabha shows what new normal looks like in Parliament. MPs are wearing masks, face shields and there is a screen separating seating in the House. Photo: ANI

Social distancing in Kolkata Metro

Every other seat has to be left vacant in the metro and has been marked with a cross. This picture was taken inside the Kolkata metro. Photo by Kaushik Roy/ BCCL

New way to say ‘I Do’

Wedding guest Christian Wilmot livestreams as Gary Cheng and Sakiko Honda say their vows. They got married on July 4 at Marylebone Old Town Hall in London, England. Wedding venues were shut for months before that in the United Kingdom. Photo: Getty Images

London Wedding

So what if all their friends couldn’t join in. They live streamed the wedding so that their friends could still catch them exchanging vows and virtually join in the celebrations. Among the many changes to our ‘new normal’, weddings too have gone virtual. Initially, wedding venues were shut in the UK for three months. Photo: Getty Images

Schools reopen in Zimbabwe

A student has her temperature checked at the entrance of a private school in Harare, on Monday, September 14, 2020. Zimbabwean schools have reopened for examination classes after nearly six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AP Photo

Italy: Schools reopen after 6 months

Primary school ‘Acquedotti’ reopened Monday, with four of its classes moved to a parish to increase spaces and guarantee social distancing between pupils. This is the first major step in Italy to normalise after schools shut in March as the coronavirus literally brought the country into a shutdown. For 6 months, schools were shut as Italy’s healthcare system grappled with the deadly virus. In this photo, a teacher welcomes pupils at the San Policarpo parish as Italian schools reopened, in Rome on September 14, 2020. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Social distancing in Serbian School

School children practice in PE class on the first day of the new school year on September 1, 2020 in Jagnjilo, Serbia. Serbia went into a lockdown in March and eased restrictions in May amid public discontent over confinement and despite warnings from doctors it was too early. Photo: Getty Images

Can you guess what this is?

Don’t let the shades of grey colour your imagination. These are socially distanced lines of customers who are waiting in the queue to get into an Ikea store in Warrington in the United Kingdom on June 1, 2020. The store opening saw large queues of people and traffic on adjacent roads as it reopened after the pandemic lockdown. The furniture and housewares chain reopened its stores across England and Northern Ireland subject to several restrictions, keeping its restaurants closed and asking customers to shop alone. Photo: Getty Images

Vietnam allows domestic tourists to travel

Vietnamese tourists pose for photographs on a boat touring Ha Long Bay, after the Vietnamese government eased the lockdown following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on May 31, 2020 in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Though some restrictions remain in place, Vietnam has lifted the ban on domestic travel, certain entertainment facilities and non-essential businesses to revive its economy. Photo: Getty Images

Bengaluru Temple gets ready

The Social Distancing boxes, sanitising and spraying of disinfectants on idols of deities were in full swing on September 12 at Kailasa Vykunta Mahakshetra temple in Rajajinagar hoping relaxation will be announced by State Government to open the temples for devotees. Photo by Anantha Subramanyam K/ MMCL

Temples start preparations for new normal

The Social Distancing boxes, sanitising and spraying of disinfectants on idols of deities were in full swing on September 12 at Kailasa Vykunta Mahakshetra temple in Rajajinagar hoping relaxation will be announced by State Government to open the temples for devotees. Photo by Anantha Subramanyam K/ MMCL

Berlin Open Air Theatre

Visitors watch a movie in a sold out open air cinema on June 05, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. As part of the easing measures concerts, cinema and other open air events are allowed from June 2 in the German capital, with a maximum of 200 people. The lock down measures have largely eased nationwide, with stores, restaurants and cafes open again, though under certain restrictions to avoid people crowding together. Photo: Getty Images

Zero contact ordering at restaurants in Delhi

Contactless ordering will be the new normal. Some restaurants are ready with zero contact ordering, where customers can use their smartphones to scan the menu, use QR codes to order and pay as well – all the ensure that there is minimum interaction with anyone outside of the diners they have come to the restaurant with. Photo by Anindya Chattopadhyay/ BCCL

Tenny Sandren in Italy

Tennys Sandgren of the United States wears a face mask as he waits for the coins toss ahead of his qualifying round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal during day one of the Internazionali BNL D’Italia at Foro Italico on September 14, 2020 in Rome, Italy. Photo: Getty Images

Restaurants open in Chile

A waiter, equipped with a protective face mask, face shield and disposable gloves serves guests at the re-opening of a restaurant in Santiago, Chile, on September 2, 2020. The Chilean Ministry of Health has authorized the reopening of restaurants with outdoor dining options and the reopening of other non-essential businesses in some areas of the Chilean capital. AP Photo