COVID-19: Weekend Lockdown in Maha, Strictly to follow from Monday

Mumbai, April 4: Maharashtra government on Sunday announced weekend lockout in the state from 8 am to 7 am on Monday to curb the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

In addition to the weekend’s lockout, strict restrictions will apply from 8 a.m. Monday, Minority Affairs Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

He said that the night curfew would continue and the restrictive orders issued under section 144 would continue to be applicable during the day during the week.

In addition to the weekend lockdown, strict restrictions will apply from 8pm tomorrow, under which shopping malls, bars, restaurants, small shops will only be open for take-way and parcels. Government offices will be allowed to operate at 50 percent of their capacity. ‘

Industry and production sectors, vegetable markets will operate with standard operating procedures (SoPs) and construction sites will operate if there is housing facilities for workers, he said.

Theaters, drama theaters will remain closed, while film and television shooting will continue if there is no crowd.

Parks and playgrounds will also remain closed.

Malik said that religious places have to follow the soap, the public transport system will remain functional.

Patron Minister Aslam Shaikh of Mumbai city told reporters that offices would be encouraged for work from home, except for insurance, mediclaim, electricity and civil offices.

He said that essential services have been exempted from the existing night curfew.