Maharashtra continues to see a surge in coronavirus infections with 6,112 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. The state on Saturday accounted for the highest jump in fresh daily infections across the country. The active number of coronavirus cases stand at 44,765.
To curb the virus spread, several districts in Maharashtra have announced lockdowns.
While Mumbai's mayor had earlier stated that a lockdown will not be implemented in the state, BMC had released a new set of stringent guidelines in view of the spike.
The BMC had said that any residential buildings with over five active cases of coronavirus would be sealed. Further, flyers coming to Mumbai from Brazil will have to remain under seven-day institutional quarantine, which is mandatory.
The civic body has decided to resume stamping of the hands of people who are placed under home quarantine.
In a meeting with ward officers and health department officials, BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal ordered the deployment of additional marshals on suburban trains and also directed to ramp up testing.