Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in an address to the state that the state will not impose lockdown but will undergo stricter guidelines from Wednesday. The decision comes after Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 60,212 new COVID-19 cases.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated that strict restrictions will come into effect from 8 pm from Wednesday to curtails the further spread of COVID-19 spread in the state. He said, “Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow but I will not term this as lockdown".
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· Public transport to be available for only those working in essential services.
· All establishments, public places will remain closed except essential services.
· Road side vendors to operate 7 am to 8 pm but no-one will be allowed to eat at the spot.
· Only home deliveries from restaurants allowed.
· All essential industries to function at full capacity.
· All restaurants and hotels to remain shut for dine-in.
· No shooting for films/serials/ads.
· Cinema halls, drama theatres, clubs, swimming pools, gyms, amusement parks to remain close.
· Section 144 will be imposed and will remain in place till next 15 days.
· Religious places of worship to remain closed.
In his address, he said that detailed orders on COVID-19 news restrictions will be issued soon. Uddhav Thackeray in his address also appealed doctors from outside to join Maharashtra’s battle against COVID-19, adding that it is and "emergency-like" situation here.
Maharashtra CM Thackeray on Sunday chaired a meeting with state's task force to review the improvement of medical facilities and use of available medical infrastructure. CM Thackeray also asked the state’s administrative machinery to increase medical facilities urgently.