Bombay: Amid growing cases of the new Omicron variant, especially in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued new guidelines before Christmas and New Year celebrations. The new rules were crafted with a large number of gatherings in mind during this time. BMC did COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for those plan, attend events or travel to Maharashtra. According to the notice, dated December 13, rules will be imposed from December 16 until December 31.
BMC rules ahead of Christmas celebrations in Mumbai:
- All persons associated with the organization of any program event as well as service providers, and participants, visitors, guests, clients should be fully immunized.
- Any store, establishment, mall, event, gathering, etc. should be kept by fully vaccinated people and all visitors, customers, to these places should be fully vaccinated.
- All public transport should only be used by fully vaccinated people.
- Those traveling to Maharashtra must have a fully vaccinated certificate or carry a negative RT-PCR test valid for 72 hours.
- In the event of a gathering, a capacity of 50% will be authorized.
- All religious activities relating to the festival will be permitted in churches as usual keeping covid protocols in mind.
- For any gathering of more than 1,000 people, local disaster management officials should be informed.
- This order extension will come into effect from Thursday 12:01 am and will remain in effect until midnight December 31st or withdrawn earlier,
Last year, for Christmas (2020) and New Years (2021), strict restrictions were imposed as a precaution as the first wave of Covid was on the decline.
There is no doubt that the latest diktat will dampen the New Year’s spirit, especially in fancy restaurants and luxury hotels, which typically host high-priced mega-parties with Indian and foreign celebrities joining in the fun. , in addition to exclusive private parties in the houses. or Bollywood farms or business bigwigs in and around Mumbai.
Revised RT-PCR Tariffs at Mumbai International Airport
Mumbai Airport previously charged Rs 4,500 for each Rapid RT PCR test, which has been reduced to Rs 3,900, and now the test is performed using Abbot ID and Thermo fisher capped at Rs 1,975 per test, while the one using Tata MD 3 Gene Quickly capped at Rs 975 for tests performed at airports or train stations, bus stops, hospitals, quarantine clinics, fever clinics, laboratories (where consumables will be taken care of) by laboratories.)