With the number of Covid-19 cases rising rapidly every day, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra has decided to extend the statewide lockdown till July 31.
Mumbai, June 29:
With the number of Covid-19 cases rising rapidly every day, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra has decided to extend the statewide lockdown till July 31. An order to this effect was passed today by the state governmnet.
On May 31, the state government had passed an order to extend the lockdown till June 30 and this lockdown has further been extended till July 31 as the state grapples to control the coronavirus pandemic.
In its order, the Maharashtra government said it is “satisfied that the state of Maharashtra is threatened by the spread of Covid-19”, and therefore has to take certain emergency measures.
The government said these emergency measures are to be taken to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown in Maharashtra shall now stay in effect till midnight of July 31.
As per the order, the government has given District Collectors and Commissioners of Municpal Corporations powers to “enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and the movement of people to contain the spread of the virus”.
GUIDELINES FOR LOCKDOWN
According to the Maharashtra government order, during the lockdown, movement of people for non-essential activities like shopping and outdoor exercises shall be restricted within the neighbourhood area limits with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene.
Besides this, large gatherings will remain prohibited in Maharashtra during the lockdown. Marriages, if any, can have a maximum of 50 guests. In regards to funerals, a maximum, of 50 people can attend the last rites.