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Maharashtra eases lockdown in 18 districts: Will Mumbai reopen tomorrow?

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Thursday, June 03, 2021, 06:12 PM IST

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The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions will be completely lifted in 18 of the 36 districts from tomorrow (Friday, June 4), Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar announced on Thursday.

Wadettiwar said the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has prepeared a 5-level unlock plan on the basis of positivity rate and status of occupancy of oxygen beds in the districts. Districts with the lowest positivity rate will have no restrictions, he added.

In the first phase, the districts where the COVID-19 positivity rate is 5 per cent and oxygen availability is within 25 per cent will unlock. These districts are Thane, Aurangabad, Latur, Nanded, Jalna, Parbhani, Buldhana, Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gondia, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal.

Will Mumbai resume tomorrow?

No! The reopening of Mumbai is in the second phase, said Wadettiwar.

"For the reopening, the weekly positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds is the criteria and it is being scrutinized by all administrative units and districts. This will be implemented after a thorough review. The state government has said that information regarding will be given through an official decision," a government notification said.

"Mumbai is still in level 2, if it reaches level 1, local train services will be resumed," Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar said.

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Published on: Thursday, June 03, 2021, 06:12 PM IST