COVID-19: Maharashtra Relaxes Curbs, All You Need To Know
The Maharashtra government on Monday announced new guidelines for easing lockdown restrictions.
On Monday, the Maharashtra government announced a new set of relaxations to Covid-19 norms in 14 districts, except 11 districts, such as Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, among others, where there is a high number of fresh cases.
Here’s what’s allowed and what’s not.
- All essential and non-essential shops (including shopping malls) to remain open on all weekdays till 8 PM and till 3 PM on Saturday.
- All shops and malls except essential shops to remain closed on Sundays.
- All Public Gardens and playgrounds can be kept open for the purpose of exercise, walking, jogging, and cycling.
- All government and private offices can be operational with full capacity. Staggering of work hours to be done to avoid crowds while traveling.
- All agricultural activity, civil works, industrial activity, transport of goods can remain functional at full capacity.
- Gymnasiums, Yoga Centers, Hair Cutting salons, beauty parlors, Spa’s can remain open without the use of air-conditioners and with 50% capacity till 8 PM on weekdays and till 3 PM on Saturdays.
- All restaurants will remain open with 50% seating capacity till 4 PM on weekdays subject to adherence to all COVID l9 protocols. Parcel and Takeaway to be allowed as is allowed currently.
- Restrictions imposed on birthday celebrations, Political, Social and Cultural events, elections, election campaigning, rallies, protest marches to be continued, in order to avoid crowding.
- Restrictions on movement will be applicable from 9 PM to 5 AM.
- All cinema theaters, drama theaters, and multiplexes to remain closed till further orders.
- All places of worship in the State to remain closed till further orders.
- The orders of the State Education Department and the Higher and Technical Department will be applicable for schools and colleges
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— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 2, 2021
“All Covid-19 protocols such as use of masks, social distancing etc, to be scrupulously followed across Maharashtra by all the citizens. Failure in stringent adherence to the same will result in action on the defaulters under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Act and Section 1860 of the Indian Penal Code,” the order stated.
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