Section 144 Imposed in Mumbai to Check Rising Covid-19 Cases

Mumbai police on Wednesday imposed section 144 of CrPC prohibiting movement of people in public places and gatherings, to prevent spread of COVID-19, an official said.

The prohibitory order, issued by a senior police official, says restrictions on movement of residents for non- essential work will remain in force till July 15.

The order prohibits "presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort", the official said.