Mumbai All ready to celebrate, amidst the rising covid-19 cases


Though the Daily coronavirus infections are rising at an enormous speed, more than twice in less than a month as India’s financial metropolis, Mumbai, prepares for its most significant festival of the year, despite officials imposing limits to prevent a further increase. Markets were, and streets were packed as people prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi, an 11-day Hindu holiday honoring the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, which begins on Friday (Sept 10).
According to official data, Covid-19 instances in the city increased from 190 daily infections on Aug 16 to 530 everyday infections on Wednesday. This year, Mumbai peaked at 11,000 cases during India’s catastrophic second wave but was praised for how quickly it recovered and contained infections. Most of the city’s coronavirus limitations have been lifted, including those on the city’s famous local trains, which are now available to fully vaccinated passengers.
However, as the Ganesh holiday draws near, officials have put further restrictions on public processions and limited crowding at public pandals, which are temporary buildings constructed to protect a shrine.
Thousands of people flocked to the streets before the Covid-19 epidemic hit the city to pray to the city’s towering Ganesha idols, which are erected on virtually every street corner by local organizations and politicians, and immerse those idols in the sea on the festival’s last day.
Citizens are prohibited from attending such pandals this year, and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has recommended that only ten persons, ideally fully vaccinated, accompany the idol for immersion.
“The third wave isn’t on its way. It has already arrived. says Kishori Pednekar,


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