Mumbai News Live: Maharashtra reports 8,067 fresh Covid infections including 4 new Omicron cases

According to the public health department, the state has so far reported 454 cases of Omicron including 26 out of state patients. 157 of the total cases of the new variant have been discharged.

Mumbai Police on Friday issued an order under section 144 of the CrPC, prohibiting people from visiting beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, gardens, parks or similar public places between 5 pm and 5 am daily from today till January 15 in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

Meanwhile, the Centre wrote to the Maharashtra government to enhance the surveillance in the five districts of Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Pune, Thane and Nagpur which recorded high test positivity rates in the last few weeks. Active cases in Maharashtra have been increased by 117.4 per cent since last two weeks.