The Maharashtra government on Monday finally rolled out a notification of easing few restrictions in all the districts which fall under 'Level 2 and Level 1' amid COVID-19 pandemic. The state government however has not eased relaxations in 14 districts which include Kolhapur, Pune and Ratnagiri among others.
According to the notification issued by the government, aII essential and non-essential shops (including shopping malls) will be now allowed to remain open on all weekdays till 8 PM and till 3 PM on Saturday. Earlier the shops were allowed to stay open only till 4 pm. Besides, all shops and malls except essential shops to remain closed on Sundays. Here's a complete look at the restrictions which have been slightly eased by the government of Maharashtra:
In the notification, restrictions have also been eased on gyms, spas, saloons and beauty parlours. Here's a look at the guidelines:
Gymnasiums, Yoga centers, hair cutting saloons, beauty parlors, spas can now stay open till 8 pm on weekdays in districts which are not under Level 3 or above.
They can remain open without use of air-conditioners and with 50% capacity.
They can operate till 8 pm on weekdays while on Saturday the above services can only stay open till 3 pm and will remain closed on Sunday.
While malls, non-essential shops have also been allowed to operate till 8 pm, alll Government and Private Offices can be operational with full capacity, cinema theaters, drama theaters and multiplexes (independent and inside malls), religious institutions will remain closed till further orders.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray today said that general public won't be allowed to commute in Mumbai local trains due to possibility of third wave of COVID-19.
Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 6,479 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 78,962. Besides, 157 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 78,962.
4,110 patients were discharged in the day, taking the tally to 60,94,896. The recovery rate in the state rose to 96.59%. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.1%.
Currently, 4,67,986 people are in home quarantine and 3,117 people are in institutional quarantine.
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