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Night Curfew and Weekend Lockdown To be Imposed in Maharashtra

The night curfew in Maharashtra will be implemented from 8 pm to 7 am due to worsening Covid-19 situation

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  • Maharashtra will enter strict weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am
  • Essential services and transportation including buses, trains, taxis are permitted
  • The SOP will be implemented starting tomorrow at 8 pm
  • Gathering of more than 5 persons is prohibited
  • Government offices will work at 50% capacity
  • Private vehicles are permitted to run on 50% sitting capacity
  • From 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., there will be a night curfew. Only necessary facilities will be allowed. Restaurants are only allowed to provide take-out and delivery services. Employees in workplaces would have to operate from home. The full SOP will be available soon: Minister Aslam Shaikh of Maharashtra

 Amid the surge in COVID19 cases in Maharashtra, migrant workers in Mumbai are returning to their native places. “We fear there’ll be another lockdown. Last time we ran out of money, our families are worried. Our income has been affected too, that’s why returning”, says a migrant worker. – ANI

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday urged party members to back the government’s decision to address the state’s rising COVID-19 incidents. The MNS representative, Raj Thackeray, was called by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and asked for his assistance if the government was forced to enforce a lockdown to stop the virus from spreading. In a tweet, the party said, “Please comply with government agencies and obey all government instructions.” The chief minister also talked with Raj Thackeray over the phone, according to the article. (Source: PTI)

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Maharashtra persists to have the country’s highest regular case count. In the last 24 hours, the state recorded 49,447 new COVID cases and 277 deaths. The death toll from COVID-19 has increased to 55,656. Mumbai announced 9,090 new COVID-19 cases out of a total of 49,447 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra. On Saturday, 5,322 people in Mumbai recovered from the outbreak, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 3,66,365. In the wake of the COVID-19 boom, the Maharashtra Education Department declared on Saturday that students in classes 1 to 8 would be upgraded to the next grade without having to take an exam. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Maharashtra has planned to levy a fine on tourists who are found violating Covid-19 guidelines.

 

 

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