The Maharashtra government on Sunday has extended the Covid lockdown in the state till June 15, 2021, adding that some relaxation would be given to those districts which are showing a decline in Covid-19 cases.
These relaxations would be provided to districts with a positivity rate of equal to or less than 10 per cent and the oxygen beds occupancy is less than 40 per cent.
- Currently, essential shops are allowed to operate from 7 am to 11 am, but after the revised guideline they may be allowed to operate from 7 am to 2 pm.
- Delivery of non-essential items via e-commerce may be allowed in some districts.
- Operation of non-essential shops may be allowed, but with a time limit.
- After 3 pm, the non-essential movement would be restricted.
- The government offices, except those who are directly involved in Covid-related work, are allowed to function with 25 per cent of attendees.
Restrictions in districts where Covid positive rate is high.
The restrictions imposed on May 12 will remain in place with some new restrictions.
The movement from the district would be sealed, inflow and outflow of the people would not be allowed. The movement is allowed for a few reasons and these are:
- Death in the family
- Medical grounds
- Performing duty related to any emergency
- Essential services related to Covid-19 management.
Agriculture-related shops may be opened on weekdays till 2 pm. Meanwhile, the related-DMA may extent the timing of the shops or may allow the shops to operate on weekends also. The government has said that this decision must be taken by keeping into consideration the time of sowing and impending monsoon.