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As cases in Mumbai seem to be rising, the city’s civic body chief told the media that the city might see more stringent measures or even a lockdown if the cases cross the 20000 mark.

Iqbal Singh Chahal stated that 80 per cent of the daily cases are of the Omicron strain.

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar also stated the same claiming that a lockdown will be necessary if daily positive cases cross 20,000. 

She added that no one wants a lockdown and for this everyone will have to follow the “appropriate COVID-19 behaviour” so that there is no need to impose another lockdown.

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She further added that even today the fight against the virus has not ended.

She claimed that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also prepared itself to handle the increasing cases.

Mumbai has reported 8,07,602 cases in total while the death toll has reached 16,379.

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Schools for classes 1 to 9 and also 11 have been closed till January 31. 

However, students of classes 10 and 12 will be allowed to attend the schools in person.

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