Maharashtra Lockdown: Restrictions To Be Uplifted In Five-Stage Strategy
Owing to the second wave of pandemic Coronavirus, Maharashtra followed a lockdown. According to the latest reports, the restrictions to be now uplifted in a five-stage strategy
Owing to the second wave of the pandemic Coronavirus in India, many states followed the lockdowns. Maharashtra is among the list of states which followed the lockdown-like restrictions allowing only essential services. Now the state preps to enter into the unlock phase with strategic planning. According to the latest reports, the officials in the state have come up with a five-stage strategy for unlocking and the restrictions will be uplifted in a step-by-step manner.
On Thursday i.e June 3, the Maharashtra state government released a five-level unlock strategy. As per the revised strategy, the lockdown would be reportedly be lifted in districts with less than 5 per cent positivity rates and below 25 per cent oxygen bed occupancy. Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwar informed the media outlets, “We have prepared a 5-level unlock plan for the state on the basis of positivity rate and status of occupancy of oxygen beds in the districts. Districts with the lowest positivity rate will have no restrictions.”
We have prepared a 5-level unlock plan for the State on the basis of positivity rate and status of occupancy of oxygen beds in the districts. Districts with the lowest positivity rate will have no restrictions: Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar pic.twitter.com/uddFLf2gqH
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2021
Reportedly during level-1 of the unlocking phase, the state government would allow the complete reopening of the restaurants, malls, shops and public places. As per the media reports, districts such as Aurangabad, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Yavatmal, Washim, Wardha, Parbhani and Thane fall under level 1.
In level-2, the state would allow reopening of the offices, gyms, salons, beauty parlors at its 50 per cent occupancy. But Section 144 will still remain imposed across the state. Similarly in level-3, 4 and 5, the state government is expected to uplift other restrictions.
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