Covid-19 Curbs in Maharashtra: in As part of the restrictions, travel is not allowed, except for essential services, medical reasons or vaccination. Those who are allowed to travel will have to guarantee themselves at home for 14 days after their destination.
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED April 22, 2021 06:26 AM IST
Maharashtra on Thursday will implement the fresh restrictions imposed in light of the growing incidence of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the state. The restrictions, which will be in place until May 1, were placed at the center of the health department’s projection of active cases raising over 1.1 million by May 2. As many as 80 percent of the health machines were already in use and would the system is in use. failed to bear the burden, the department said.
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According to State health minister Rajesh Tope, all except public transport and essential goods will be shut down. “Although we don’t call it a lockdown, it is a ‘break the chain’ initiative at the center of the Covid-19 outbreak in the state. We have been using 80-90% of our facilities in the health infrastructure, including beds, oxygen, manpower and cannot carry any load … all cabinet ministers insisted on locking them down completely. Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray will announce it soon, ”he said.
Here’s all you need to know about the restrictions:
- Covid-19 restrictions will take effect at 8pm on Thursday and will be in place until 7am on May 1.
- Travel is not allowed, except for essential services, medical reasons or vaccination. Those who are allowed to travel will have to guarantee themselves at home for 14 days after their destination.
- Local train travel is also restricted and tougher curbs have been imposed on travel between areas and cities.
- A maximum of 25 guests can attend weddings and the event must be wrapped in two hours. Those found in breach of the rule will have to pay a fine of Rs50,000.
- All government and private offices will operate at 15 percent attendance. Only those private offices that provide essential services or are in exempt categories can operate.