COVID-19: Maharashtra announces stricter curbs; here’s what’s allowed, what’s not
The Maharashtra government issued stricter curbs in the state after surge in Covid-19 cases. Here's what's allowed and what's not.
As Maharashtra is witnessing a worrying rise in COVID-19 cases, on Wednesday, the government announced stricter curbs in the state after surging in Coronavirus cases. The new set of restrictions will come into effect from 8 pm on Thursday and will remain in force until 7 am on May 1.
Here’s what’s allowed and what’s not:
- All government offices (State, Central, under local authority) to operate only with 15 percent attendance except for emergency services.
- For all the office works required for essential services mentioned in Section 2 of Break the Chain Order dated 13th April 2021, should work at the lowest required capacity for the same and in no case exceed 50%.
- Attendance of personnel actually delivering the essential services on the ground should also be minimized but can be extended up to 100% as per the requirements.
- Local train travel has been restricted and stricter curbs have been imposed on inter-district and city travel.
- No travel, except for essential services, medical reasons, or vaccination, will be allowed.
- Private buses can ply with 50% of seating capacity with no standing travelers.
- Those allowed to travel will have to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days after they reach their destination.
- The marriage ceremony may be conducted only as a single event in a single hall not extending beyond 2 hours with a maximum of a total of 25 persons attending the same.
- Violation of this rule, the state government’s order said, would incur a fine of ₹ 50,000.
- Service operators violating these guidelines can be fined up to ₹ 10,000, with repeated defaults leading to the cancellation of license till the pandemic ends.
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