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Maharashtra extends lockdown till June 1: Know the restriction revisions

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The Maharashtra government on Thursday (May 13) extended the lockdown like restrictions till 7 am on June 1 in the state to ‘break the chain’ of COVID-19 infection in the state.

Maharashtra extends lockdown till June 1: Know the restriction revisions

The Maharashtra government on Thursday (May 13) extended the lockdown-like-restrictions till 7 am on June 1 in the state to ‘break the chain’ of COVID-19 infection in the state.

The new guidelines mandate a negative RT-PCR test report, not older than 48 hours of arrival in the state, for everybody who is coming from other states.

The decision was taken after a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (May 12). Maharashtra first imposed the restrictions in the second wave to curb the rising cases of COVID-19 on April 5 till May 1 and later it was extended till May 14.

Apart from the existing guidelines, the government has imposed some additional restrictions to curb the rising cases in the state.

The Government has further instructed the Local DMA to remain vigilant as people at rural markets and APMCs have been found not following COVID-19 protocols. The local DMA official has the power to shut down or restrict movement on a case to case basis.

Furthermore, the DMA is authorized to impose further restrictions generally or to specific sectors or specific areas with intimation to SDMA and a 48-hour public notice prior to the imposition of restrictions.

Maharashtra, one of the highly affected states in the country, reported over 46,000 new cases and 816 deaths on May 12. However, the positivity rate in the state has fallen to 17.36 percent while the fatality rate is down to 1.49 percent.

Here is a look at the new restrictions:

  • Anyone entering the State by road, rail, sea or air is required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 48 hours before the time of entry into the state.
  • Milk collection, transport and processing may be allowed without restrictions as per the government order.
  • Shops dealing with essential items will be allowed to operate as per the existing guideline of restrictions.
  • Anyone who is engaged in airport and port services, needed for cargo movement of goods related to medicines and equipment will be allowed to travel in local, metro and monorail.
  • Cargo carriers are allowed with not more than 2 people (Driver + Cleaner/helper)
  • Goods carriers from other states will be allowed entry to Maharashtra but the driver and the helper will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 48 hours of the time of arrival.
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