COVID-19: Maharashtra Govt Announces New Stricter Restrictions
Maharashtra: State Government Imposes New Restrictions Amid Surge in Coronovirus cases
Maharashtra is worst hit by the rising cases of COVID-19 cases. Now a day after the state crossed the 23 lakh Covid-19 case tally. Rather than imposing a complete lockdown, The State government on Monday implemented stricter restrictions to curb the rising cases of coronavirus. As per the new norms, hotels, restaurants, and theatres will operate at 50 per cent capacity.
In an order, Maharashtra govt says cinema halls/hotels/restaurants found violating COVID-related rules will remain closed for a period until COVID-19 pandemic stays notified as a disaster by Central govt. pic.twitter.com/R3M7ZfJNii
— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2021
Violation of norms will result in the shutting down of the establishment as long as the Central government’s notification of the COVID-19 pandemic as a “disaster” is in force, it said.
Here’s the list of new Covid guidelines issued by the Maharashtra govt:
- All cinema halls, hotels/ restaurants/ shopping malls to operate with 50% capacity:
- No entry will be allowed without proper wearing of Masks.
- Temperature measuring devices to be used to ensure no one with fever gets an entry.
- Adequate hand sanitisers to be kept at various convenient locations.
- Presence of enough manpower to enforce wearing of masks as well as maintaining social distances by all visitors all the times.
- All offices to follow the 50% norm.
- As far as possible, employees should be asked to work from home.
- The 50 per cent capacity rule will not apply to offices dealing with health and other essential services.
- No social, cultural, religious gatherings will be allowed.
- No more than 50 people will be allowed to be present at weddings. Action will be taken against the owners of premises (such as wedding halls) if these norms are violated.
- For the last rites of a person, not more than 20 people will be allowed.
- In the case of home isolation, the patient must inform local authorities about the medical professional under whose supervision he or she is.
- A board will be put up on the door for 14 days indicating the presence of a coronavirus patient at the location.
- Patients will be stamped “home quarantine” on the hand.
- If patients violate these norms, they will be shifted to covid care centres.
- Management bodies of all religious places have been asked to decide and declare the maximum number of visitors per hour they will allow,
- The violation shall also attract penalties under the Disaster Act for the owner of the premises.
- The property shall also have to remain closed till the period the COVID-19 pandemic stays.
Maharashtra has registered 15,051 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of infections in Maharashtra has risen to 23,29,464. The death toll has mounted to 52,909, as per the health department.