New lockdown-like restrictions in Maharashtra from today as Covid-19 cases continues to increase
Mumbai, 22nd April 2021: In spite of Covid restrictions, the pace of Corona infection in Maharashtra has not reduced, the Uddhav Thackeray’s government has imposed strict lockdown restrictions in the state. Strict restrictions will remain in force in the state from 8 am to 1 pm on 22 March.
However, the state government has not named it a complete lockdown. But the rules are as strict as the lockdown imposed last year. The state government has also released new guidelines for the ‘Break the chain’ campaign. Accordingly, all other activities and services have been banned except in urgent and emergency situations.
All government offices (state, central or local authority) have a presence of only 15 percent of employees. This rule will only exempt offices that are connected with essential services. On April 13, the offices placed under Section 5 of the Break the Chain campaign can have 15 per cent or a maximum of 5 employees.
Wedding ceremonies may not last more than 2 hours and will not include more than 25 people. If a violation of these rules is found in a wedding ceremony, then a fine of 50 thousand rupees can be imposed.
All private passenger transports, except buses, can operate only for emergency or urgent service or for legitimate reasons, which will not have 50 per cent of the capacity. These vehicles will not go from one district to another. Traveling from one district to another district or from one city to another city can be done only in case of urgent service or medical emergency. Violation of these rules can lead to a fine of up to 10 thousand rupees.
Private buses can carry up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity, but no one will stand and travel. Buses will stop at a maximum of two places in a city. After getting off the buses, the passengers will have their hands sealed and stay home quarantined for at least 14 days.