Covid-19 curbs in Maharashtra: in As part of the restrictions, no travel will be allowed, except for essential services, medical reasons or vaccination. Those allowed to travel will have to be quarantined at home for 14 days after arriving at their destination.
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED AT 22 APRIL 2021 06:26 IST
Maharashtra will implement new restrictions on Thursday to increase cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the state. The restrictions, which will be in force until May 1, were imposed against the background of the projection by the health department of active cases increasing by over 1.1 million by May 2. cannot bear the burden, the department said.
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According to State Health Minister Rajesh Tope, everything except public transport and essential products will be closed. “Although we do not call it a blockade, it is a” chain-breaking “initiative amid growing Covid-19 cases in the state. We have used 80-90% of our facilities in health infrastructure, including beds, oxygen, labor and can not bear more load … all cabinet ministers insisted on the complete blockade. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will announce it soon, “he said.
Here’s everything you need to know about restrictions:
- The Covid-19 restrictions will take effect at 20:00 on Thursday and will be in force until 07:00 on May 1.
- No travel will be permitted, except for essential services, medical reasons or vaccination. Those allowed to travel will have to be quarantined at home for 14 days after arriving at their destination.
- Travel by local train has also been restricted and stricter borders have been imposed on inter-district and urban travel.
- A maximum of 25 guests can attend the wedding, and the function must be completed in two hours. Those found violating the rule will have to pay a fine of Rs 50,000.
- All government and private offices will operate with a 15% stake. Only those private offices that provide essential services or are in exempt categories may operate.