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Updated on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 09:57 PM IST

COVID-19: As Maharashtra govt relaxes restrictions, spas, salons, gyms now allowed to operate till 10 pm

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The Maharashtra government on Wednesday relaxing COVID-19 restrictions further anoounced a slew of relaxations under its 'Break the Chain' order. As per the new guidelines, restaurants have been allowed to operate till 10 pm with 50% capacity. Besides, shopping malls have been also been permitted to remain open till 10 pm but only for those people who are fully vaccinated, i.e, have taken both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

What are the guidelines for Gyms, Yoga Centres, Spas and Salons ?

As per the order issued by the government, air-conditioned as well as non air-conditioned gymnasium, yoga centers, salons, spas will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity all days of the week till 10.00 pm. Is allowed to continue until.

If any of the above are air conditioned then it is necessary to keep the window or door open for ventilation.

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the entire staff at these establishments has taken both doses of the vaccine.

Indoor games will be allowed but cinema halls and places of worship will continue to remain shut until further orders, the minister added.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had on Sunday announced that fully vaccinated citizens in Mumbai can travel in local trains from August 15, but a gap of 14 days from the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is necessary to avail the facility.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 5,560 new coronavirus cases and 163 fatalities including the highest 69 in the Pune region, while 6,944 patients were discharged from hospitals, a health department official said.

The caseload in the state thus rose to 63,69,002, while the death toll reached 1,34,364, he said.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 09:58 PM IST
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