The third wave of COVID pandemic, which was about to make its entry, has already arrived in Mumbai, said Mayor Kishori Pednekar warning people to be caution amid the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
In a video, Pednekar can be seen saying, “The third-wave of Covid-19 is not coming, it is here.”
She also requested people to stay at homes during the festival which will begin on September 10. She asked people to strictly follow Covid appropriate behaviour including masks and social distancing.
Pednekar’s statement comes a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that it was up to the people “to prevent or invite” a third wave of Covid and urged them to avoid crowding during the Ganesh festival.