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In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mumbai police on Wednesday imposed section 144 prohibiting movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places, subject to certain conditions. The Prohibitory order issued by Mumbai’s Deputy Police Commissioner Pranaya Ashok will remain in force till 15 July.

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Further, the movement has been prohibited movement between 9.00 pm and 5.00 am, except for medical emergencies, emergency services, government agencies and their officials on duty, and establishments providing essential services. Any person violating this order will be punished under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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At present, there are 28924 active COVID-19 cases and 44,170 patients recovered from the virus. The city has reported 57 deaths for the day.