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Coronavirus effect: Mumbai Shutdown

Coronavirus Effect: Mumbai Shutdown

Coronavirus cases are rising in Maharashtra. It topped with the highest number of coronavirus positive cases in the country.

In this regard, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced several measures to control COVID-19.

He ordered that all private offices and shops should be shut down in all major cities including Mumbai, Pune etc. till 31 March.

As per the orders of the Maharashtra government, all workplaces across Maharashtra will remain closed till 31 March. Only essential services like food, medicines and milk will remain open.

In addition to that, banks will function as usual. BSE, NSE, commodity markets will also remain open.

The attendance in government offices will also be reduced to 25 per cent. Government employees will work on a rotation basis.

As of now, no decision is taken to shut down public transport including buses and local trains. Many people depend on these services. Hence, it would affect people who provide essential services to the city.

Schools remain closed and all exams of class 1 to 8 had been cancelled. Students of these classes would be promoted to next classes without examinations. All teachers, except of class 10, can work from home. Two papers of class 10th are left which would take place as per the schedule.

Exams for class 9th and 11th would be conducted after April 15.

Mumbai Police and the BMC will track the movements of travellers who have been advised home quarantine through GPS. They will also track the movements of people under home quarantine.

All major temples including Siddhivinayak Temple and Mumbadevi Temple are closed till they receive further notice from the government.

The services of Dabbawalas are also suspended till 31 March. Gyms, airports, film studios have also been closed.

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