Second Covid-19 wave: Mumbai restaurants, malls, hotels feel the pinch

Mumbai's out-of-home market — malls, restaurants, hotels and shopping centres — wears a gloomy look these days. It isn't the heat that is taking its toll. It’s the restrictions recently announced by the Maharashtra government to check the spread of Covid-19 in the city. Mall owners say visits are down by at least 50 per cent in two weeks. And restaurant business has plunged by 70 per cent with dinner services hit hard because of night curfew (8 pm to 7 am) since March 28. "It is better to shut completely than have a night curfew," says Riyaaz Aml.....

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