Nagpur is seeing an upward trend of COVID-19 cases over the past week. The Maharashtra state already has recorded 252 cases with 85 new cases of Omicron Variant reported from Maharashtra. While three new cases were reported in Nagpur city on Wednesday,.
Authorities have predicted that more congregations are expected across the State over the next few days in the wake of festivities, marriage season, other festivities and New Year celebrations.
Following the order issued by district Collector on Wednesday to ban all New Year celebrations in the city. Hotels, restaurants, housing societies, farm houses, open space are allowed to function till 9 pm on December 31 but imposed ban on holding new year parties/celebrations there.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation has issued the following additional restrictions being imposed across the Maharashtra State
The total number of attendees at any moment of time should not exceed 100 for enclosed spaces (like banquet/ marriage halls etc.) and 250 for open to sky spaces, or 25% of the capacity of such spaces, in Marriage function.
In case of other Social, Political or Religious functions and gatherings, the total number of attendees should also not exceed 100 for enclosed spaces and 250 for open to sky spaces, or 25% of the capacity of such spaces, whichever is less.
In case of other functions that are not covered in above mentioned categories, total number of attendees for closed spaces should not exceed 50% of the capacity declared by the Licensing/ Permitting Authority wherein seatings are fixed and immovable and 25% of the capacity wherein seatings are not fixed and are movable. For such functions in open to sky spaces should not exceed 25% of the capacity declared by Licensing/ Permitting Authority.
Sports Events/ Competitions, may be held with number of spectators not exceeding 25% of the seating capacity of the venue.
In case of any other kind of gathering, that does not fall under any of the category listed above, DDMA shall decide the ceiling of number of persons who may attend such gathering, without breaching the ceiling of percentages given by the order dated 27th November, 2021.
It is clarified that Restaurants, Gymnasiums, Spas, Cinema Halls and Theatres will continue to operate at 50% of the capacity as declared by the Licensing/ Permitting Authorities. These establishments shall necessarily declare prominently their full capacity as per License/ Permission as well as permissible 50% of this capacity.
There shall be a ban on any assembly of people in groups of more than 5 from 9 PM to 6 AM throughout the state in all public places.
In case of any activity that is not explicitly covered under these directions, DDMA may decide appropriate restrictions, generally following these principles or on the basis of local situation, as deemed fit. In such situations, DDMA must give adequate Public Notice before making such restrictions applicable. All existing restrictions other than the ones specifically mentioned in this order will continue to be applicable as per the order dated 27th November, 2021.