Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31; restrictions to be re-imposed in COVID hotspots

In the wake of the rising coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government on Monday announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in the state till July 31. The state government has also stated that the restrictions will be re-imposed on the non-essential activities and the movement of people in COVID-19 hotspots.

The Maharashtra government stated that “Concerned District Collector and Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the state may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and movement of persons to control coronavirus.”

Meanwhile, all the Government offices with certain exceptions like an emergency, health and medical, treasuries, disaster management, police to function with 15 percent strength or 15 persons whichever is higher. Likewise, all the private offices can operate up to 10 percent strength or 10 people whichever is more.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with around 1,64,626 cases out of which 86,575 have been cured and discharged while 70,622 are active cases and 7,429 died due to the pandemic.

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During a press conference on Sunday, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had said that the unlock process in the state will be gradually implemented to put the economy back on track and that there would still be restrictions after June 30.

-PTC News