Mumbai: Whereas the number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai has declined, the second wave of diseases cannot be ruled out. The city may witness a rise in coronavirus cases in the run-up to New Year’s Eve authorities to force control on celebrations and social gatherings.

The final decision on whether New Year celebrations will be permitted in hotels and restaurants will be taken in December taking after a review, Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Enterprise (BMC) officials said. Further, they added that a few restrictions may be imposed on the celebrations if the city witnesses a surge in coronavirus cases in December.

“If there is a second wave or surge in the cases in December, we might limit the New Year celebrations accordingly. If the cases are stable, celebrations might be allowed with certain restrictions,” a BMC official said, as per the report. Restaurants and bars have been permitted to function at a maximum of 50% capacity in Mumbai. The state government has too restricted the number of visitors at occasions like marriage to 50.

Cases in Mumbai have enrolled a steady rise after 409 new coronavirus patients were identified on November 16, the lowest daily count since April. On November 17 and 18, the city had recorded 541 and 871 new cases respectively.

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On November 19, the city reported 924 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the count to 2,72,449. The death toll mounted to 10,624 with 12 more fatalities. Mumbai as of now has 8,474 dynamic cases of COVID-19, as per BMC’s most recent overhaul. In the meantime, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count went up to 17,63,055 with an addition of 5,535 cases. The count of active patients is presently 79,738.