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Maharashtra imposes fresh COVID 19 curbs: Here's a quick guide

Maharashtra imposes fresh COVID-19 curbs: Here's a quick guide

Maharashtra imposes fresh COVID-19 curbs: Here's a quick guide
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By CNBCTV18.com Apr 14, 2021 8:03:04 AM IST (Updated)

Here's a quick guide on Maharashtra's latest COVID-19 curbs announced by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Government on Tuesday announced a 15-day long statewide curfew from April 14 amid the spike in coronavirus cases in the state. The curfew, which excludes essential services, will come into effect from 8 pm on Wednesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in his address via social media to people of the state.

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Section 144 (prohibitory orders) of the Criminal Procedure Code will be in force till the "lockdown-like" restrictions are in place, Thackeray said.
He refrained from terming the new curbs as a lockdown. There is a shortage of medical oxygen and beds and the demand for Remdesivir has increased in Maharashtra, he said, adding the Centre should help supply oxygen for coronavirus patients in the state by using Air Force planes.
"The war against coronavirus has begun once again," he said. There is a severe strain on Maharashtra's health infrastructure due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, he added.
The state government will provide three kg wheat and two kg rice free for the next one month to every poor and needy person while the coronavirus-induced restrictions are in place, Thackeray said.
Here's a quick guide on Maharashtra's latest COVID-19 curbs announced by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray:
Key Announcements
  • Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra from 8 pm tomorrow, April 14
  • Section 144 to remain in force for the next 15 days in Maharashtra
  • Nobody to move in public places without a valid reason
  • All establishments, public places, activities, services shall remain closed
  • Essential services to remain operational between 7 am to 8 pm
  • Essential Services Include
    • Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, Clinics, medical insurance Offices, Pharmacies, Pharma Companies, Manufacturing and Distribution Units Of Vaccines, masks, Santisers, Medical Equipment
    • Veterinary services/animal care shelters
    • Groceries, fruit vendors, dairies, bakeries, confectioneries, all types of food shop
    • Cold storage and ware housing services
    • Public, transport, airlines, trains, taxis, autos, public buses
    • Pre-monsoon activities
    • RBI and services designated by RBI
    • SEBI and services designated by SEBI
    • All telecom services
    • Transport of goods
    • Water supply services
    • Agri and related services
    • Export, import of all commodities
    • E-commerce (only for the supply of essential services)
    • Accredited media
    • Petrol pumps and related PDTS
    • All cargo services
    • Data centre/cloud services/IT services
    • Government and private security services
    • Electric and gas supply
    • ATMs
    • Ports and related activities
    • Custom house agents/licenses multi-modal Transport operators
    • Offices: Should work with max 50 percent capacity
      • Offices of central, state government
      • Co-operative, PSU, Private banks
      • Offices of cos providing essential services insurance services
      • All NBFC, micro-finance institution
      • Offices of advocates
      • Public transport
        • Driver+2 passenger for auto rickshaw
        • Driver +50 percent capacity for taxi
        • Full seating Occupancy For Bus
        • Restaurants and bars
          • All restaurants and bars to remain closed for in-dining
          • Only home delivery services allowed (no takeaway or pick-up)
          • Manufacturing sector
            • All manufacturing sectors involved in essential services to work with full capacity
            • Export-oriented units
            • Units that can't be stopped immediately and which can't be stopped immediately and take a considerable amount of time
            • To restart may continue with 50 percent capacity
            • All units providing accommodation capacity in same campus or isolation facility
            • Factories with over 500 workers to set-up their own quarantine facility
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