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Mumbai Hires Marshals To Enforce Mask-Wearing as COVID-19 Infections Soar

Science | 19/02/2021 10:04 PM | Click to read full article

In recent days, 75% of India's new cases have been reported from the southern state of Kerala and Maharashtra, home to Mumbai, a densely populated city of 20 million people.

After a gap of 11 months, Mumbai resumed on Feb. 1 full suburban train services, which before the pandemic carried a daily average of 8 million people. Despite the recent rise in infections, India's daily tally of new cases remains well below a mid-September peak of nearly 100,000.