- Title: People flout COVID-19 norms as Indiaâ€™s Mumbai eases restrictions
- Date: 30th August 2021
- Summary: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (AUGUST 29, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF CROWD AT MARINE DRIVE AREA FLOUTING SOCIAL DISTANCING NORMS SEA PEOPLE, SOME WITHOUT MASKS SITTING PEOPLE WALKING FINES BEING CHARGED TO OFFENDERS BREAKING CORONAVIRUS NORMS SLIP IN HAND OF WOMAN VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (English and Hindi) MUMBAI RESIDENT, MOHAMMAD, SAYING: "People used to come here and relax and because of lockdown no one was able to come but now as the government has granted certain relaxations so, this is very good. People are feeling free now and people think or weâ€¦ we all think that now theâ€¦the routine life has come on track." PEOPLE, SOME WITHOUT MASKS STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) MUMBAI RESIDENT, FATIMA GANDHI, SAYING: "There was lockdown so it was not possible to meet everyone that was the main reason. Now we are vaccinated, even if someone has received one dose, there is some relaxation at the back of the mind that at least we have received one dose. So, we can go out a little, meet people, go out so that is better as compared to previous times." MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (AUGUST 29, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF CROWD AT JUHU BEACH
- Embargoed: 13th September 2021 10:09
- Keywords: Health India Juhu beach Marine Drive Mumbai coronavirus crowd pandemic restrictions violation
- Location: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001ESH12KV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Huge crowd was seen at tourist places in India's western Mumbai city on Sunday (August 29) after the government eased coronavirus restrictions.
Beaches and other public places were flooded with people, who flouted social distancing and masks norms as they stepped out of their houses on weekend to unwind.
Maharashtra has been the worst-affected state in India's COVID outbreak, accounting for more than 6 million of the 31.7 million cases.
At the peak of a second wave of infections driven by the Delta variant of the virus in April and May, state authorities imposed restrictions on movements and only let essential shops open.
However, with a drop in number of cases and 56366 active cases, the government eased some of the restrictions and allowed people to visit public places.
India reported 42,909 new COVID-19 cases for the past 24 hours, a government statement said on Monday, taking the total to 32.74 million. Deaths rose by 380 to 438,210.
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