Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Sunday changed the name of its COVID-19 action plan to ‘Break The Chain’ as it declared restrictions, including semi- lockdown, on weekend following a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus.
Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that a night curfew will be enforced in entire Maharashtra from Monday while the state will face lockdown on weekends starting from Friday night.
Here’s the full list of new restrictions imposed by Maharashtra
-Section 144 during the day is imposed which means more than 5 people cannot be seen together. From 8 pm to 7 am, curfew is enforced where people can't travel without a valid reason. Essential services are barred from these restrictions.
-Complete lockdown on weekends.
-All shops, shopping malls and markets to remain shut till April 30.
- Public and private transport will not be suspended. Two passengers can commute in autorickshaws in addition to the driver. In the case of taxis, half of the capacity would be allowed besides the driver.
- 50 per cent attendance in government offices.
-All private offices will have to ask their employees to work from home.
- Places of worship of all religions will be closed for visitors. Priests and staff would be permitted.
- Schools and colleges to remain shut. Only class 10 and 12 examinations would be allowed.
- Theatres, halls, multiplexes, auditoriums, clubs, video parlours, swimming pools, sports complexes, and water parks will remain shut.
- Restaurants and bars would not be allowed to operate. Hotels can keep their restaurants open only for guests residing there.
- Restaurants can serve takeaway parcels from 7 am to 8 pm.
- Hair cutting salons, beauty parlours, and spas will remain shut.
- Gardens, beaches, and such public places to be completely shut from 8 pm to 7 am.
- E-commerce companies can send their deliveries from 7 am to 8 pm with SOPs to be followed.
-Newspaper printing and circulation would be allowed. Newspaper sellers will have to get themselves vaccinated.
- The shooting of movies would be allowed but not at crowded places.
- Any housing, residential society will be declared a mini-containment zone if more than five cases are found.
On Sunday, Maharashtra witnessed 57,074 new COVID-19 cases. This was the state's highest single-day spike ever since the pandemic started.