Amid ongoing celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, Mumbai Mayor, Kishori Pednekar has warned citizens of a COVID-19 third wave. Moreover, she said that the third wave has already arrived in Maharashtra and people must remain cautious. Earlier, the scientist and health experts had claimed that India might witness a new Covid wave during the month of September or October. To this, the mayor claimed that the wave is not arriving, it has already arrived.
Mumbai is Already Witnessing the COVID-19 Third Wave
The COVID-19 third wave has already arrived, states Mumbai mayor, Kishori Pednekar. Amid the ongoing preparations of Ganesh Chaturthi, she has also asked people to stay extra cautious.
She has advised people to stay at home and not step out unnecessarily. According to some sources, Pednekar has claimed that the third wave is not arriving, it is already here. Scientists and health experts had claimed that India will witness a new wave in September or October. However, it seems that the clock has already started ticking.
The Mayor Asks Citizens to Follow All the Precautions
Ganesh Chaturthi is beginning on September 10. It is one of the most auspicious and celebrated festivals in Maharashtra. Moreover, there are large gatherings, and crowds during this festival. Henceforth, Kishori Pednekar has asked people not to mass gather and crowd at one place. Besides that, people should step out of their houses only when necessary. She emphasized the fact that the COVID-19 third wave has already arrived in Mumbai. On the other hand, the mayor has asked people to follow the COVID-19 protocols at all costs. Even during the veneration, people are supposed to put on their masks and maintain social distancing.
The COVID-19 Third Wave in Mumbai
Pednekar’s statement comes after the announcement of Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackrey’s caution to the citizens of the state. In his statement, the chief minister clearly mentioned that the safety of the people is in their own hands.
Moreover, it is up to the people to ignite or invite the COVID-19 third wave in the city. We must not forget that Mumbai was one of the worst COVID-19 hit states during the second wave. therefore, people will have to take precautions in order to not let that thing happen all over again.