Amid the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, many restrictions have been already imposed in the city to curb the virus. “We had been appealing to people since last March but they are showing carelessness,” said Pednekar, adding: “Nobody wants lockdown but keeping in mind the manner in which cases are rising and creating pressure on the health infrastructure, some strict measures will have to be taken”. The Mumbai Mayor had yesterday hinted that some restrictions could be introduced in the city from April 2. Speaking to reporters, she said that religious places might be shut completely as "people do not listen". She added that hotels could be asked to operate at 50 per cent of the seating capacity.