Over 30 personnel from the Vakola police station had tested positive for the viral infection last year.
"We're returning home, as there is already weekend lockdown and night curfew in Mumbai and we fear it could turn into complete lockdown in the days to come," an auto driver said.
Mumbai Police has announced the updated lockdown guidelines which restrict the movement of people in public areas and transport while exempting those involved in essential services.
BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal informed that the number of beds available for allotment has gone up from 12906 to 15971.
The agriculture activities will continue as it is while restrictions will be imposed on the number of passengers allowed in both public and private transport.
Apart from the massive spike in daily cases, another reason to worry for Maharashtra is that more children and youth are getting infected with Covid-19 during the second wave.
Amid a huge surge in COVID-19 cases, the Mumbai civic body has made the use of masks and gloves mandatory for all home-quarantined patients.
The day before too the city had set a new record of daily cases at 2,877, but on Friday new cases crossed the 3,000-mark.
Nearly 90 per cent of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai in the first two months of 2021 were reported from high-rise residential buildings.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra has 86,359 active COVID-19 cases, 20,49,484 recoveries and 52,340 deaths so far.
It took 307 days, since the first COVID-19 case was recorded in Mumbai on March 11 last year, to cross the grim milestone of 3 lakh cases.
They have been allowed to conduct exams from January 18 onwards, a BMC official said on Wednesday.
This first batch of doses will be delivered across the city at designated vaccination centres for the inoculation drive set to begin on January 16, the BMC said in a statement.
The activities already allowed and permitted from time to time shall be continued, the state government said.
In the wake of detection of a new variant of coronavirus in the UK, a new Standard Operating Procedure has been issued for dealing with passengers arriving from Europe and the Middle-East.