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Maharashtra imposes night curfew

Maharashtra imposes night curfew

To control the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the Maharashtra government announced a night curfew from today, i.e. April 5, 2021. The night curfew will be effective from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

The Maharashtra government held a cabinet meeting yesterday to discuss controlling the number of COVID-19 cases across the state. The cabinet said that there is no need to implement a complete lockdown in the state. But, it decided to implement some precautionary and preventive measures to control the coronavirus cases.

The government also put several restrictions to control public gatherings in the state. These restrictions will be effective till the end of April month.

Here are the new COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra:

  • In addition to the night curfew, section 144 will be in force during the day time to control the public gatherings. These restrictions will be in force during the weekdays.
  • The government announced a weekend lockdown in the state.
  • Employees will have to work from home. Only for a few sectors like electricity, insurance, medical, and civic offices employees are allowed to work from the office.
  • Government offices will be functional with only 50 per cent of their capacity.
  • Industries and production sector, vegetable markets will have to function as per Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
  • Similarly, religious places will also have to follow the SoPs issued by the government.
  • Construction sites can also function, but they have to provide accommodation facility for their workers.
  • Only essential services are allowed in the state.
  • As of now, the government decided to continue the public transport system.
  • Restaurants are not allowed for in-housing dining activities, but they can provide takeaway and parcel services.
  • Theatres and drama theatres will remain closed. However, film and television shootings can continue with minimum people. They shall avoid crowding.
  • Also, parks and playground will be closed.

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