If you are in Maharashtra, the COVID-19 test positivity rate and occupancy of oxygen beds will decide whether your area is ready to open. The Maharashtra government has rolled out its detailed five-level unlock plan
According to the plan
, Municipal Corporations of Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Pimpri Chinchwad, Aurangabad, Vasai-Virar, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Solapur and Kalyan-Dombivali will be treated as separate administrative units. Meanwhile, each of the 34 districts other than the Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban district will form a separate single administrative unit.
Here's how the administrative units have been categorized:
Level 1: Case positivity rate is less than 5% or oxygen beds occupancy is less than 25%
Level 2: Case positivity rate is less than 5% or oxygen beds occupancy is between 25% and 40%
Level 3: Case positivity rate is between 5% and 10% or oxygen beds occupancy is more than 40%
Level 4: Case positivity rate is between 10% and 20% or oxygen beds occupancy is more than 60%
Level 5: Case positivity rate is more than 20% or oxygen beds occupancy is more than 75%
Here's what's allowed in various administrative units:
Level 1: The cities and areas included in Level 1 are — Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gondia, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nagpur, Nanded, Osmanabad, and Yavatmal.
Shops and malls will be allowed to operate as per pre-lockdown timings.
Restaurants, local trains, and parks will also be operational.
Private and government offices, sports activities, shooting, marriages, funerals, society meetings, elections, construction, agriculture, e-commerce, gyms, salons, spas, buses, cargo movement, inter-district transport (except if passing through containment zones), and manufacturing can go back to normal operations.
Level 2: The cities and areas included in Level 2 are — Hingoli and Nandurbar.
There will be curbs on attendance in closed places and group movements.
Timings for essential and non-essential shops will be regular.
Malls, theatres, and single screens will be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.
Restaurants will operate at 50 percent dining capacity and trains will be for specified categories.
Parks, private, and government offices can function regularly.
Indoor games will be permitted from 5 am to 9 pm while outdoor games can take place the entire day.
Shooting will happen at regular timings and there will be a 50 percent cap on gatherings.
There will be no cap on funerals.
Society meetings and elections will happen at 50 percent capacity.
Construction, agriculture, e-commerce activities can go on as per regular timings.
Gyms and salons can operate at 50 percent capacity with prior appointments.
Cargo movement can happen sans hindrance and there will be no standing passengers allowed in city buses.
Inter-district travel will be regular and manufacturing will be allowed on a full scale.
Level 3- The cities and areas included in Level 3 are — Mumbai, Akola, Amravati, Beed, and Palghar.
There will be no movement after 5 pm.
Shops can operate till 4 pm and malls, theatres, and single screens will remain closed.
Restaurants can operate at 50 percent dining capacity till 4 pm and thereafter be open for only deliveries.
Local trains will operate only for people belonging to the essential services category.
Public places and parks can remain open from 5 am to 9 pm.
Private offices can be open on all days till 4 pm.
Government office attendance will be restricted to 50 percent.
Sports activities will be allowed from 5 am to 9 am and 6 pm to 9 pm.
Shooting will be allowed provided there’s a bio bubble and no outside movement will be permitted post 5 pm.
Social gatherings will have 50 percent attendance; marriages can have up to 50 persons and funerals can be attended by a maximum of 20 people. Society meetings and election rallies can have 50 percent attendance.
Construction sites will have in situ workers and no labourers will be allowed to step out after 4 pm.
E-commerce activities will be operational.
Salons and gyms will have 50 percent capacity and clients will be allowed by appointments only.
In public transport, no standing will be permitted.
Manufacturing can happen regularly.
Level 4: The cities and areas included in Level 4 are — Kolhapur, Satara, and Sindhudurg.
There will be no movement post 5 pm and additionally no movement on weekends as well except emergencies.
Essential shops will be open till 4 pm while non-essentials will remain closed.
Malls, theatres, single screens, and auditoriums will be closed.Restaurants will have only takeaways.
Local trains can be availed only by people belonging to the essential services category.
Public places and parks will be open from 5 am to 9 pm.
People belonging to the exempted category will only be allowed in private offices and government offices can operate at 25 percent capacity.
Outdoor sports will be allowed from 5 am to 9 pm on weekdays.
Shooting will be allowed in bio bubbles and no movement will be allowed post 5 pm.
People will also not be allowed to step out on weekends.
Social gatherings will not be allowed and marriages shall not have more than 25 people. Only 20 people will be allowed to attend funerals. Meetings of societies and election rallies can be attended by only 50 percent of the given capacity.
Construction sites can operate only with in-house labourers. Agricultural activities will be allowed till 4 pm.
E-commerce deliveries of essentials will be allowed.
Salons and gyms will be allowed at 50 percent capacity, and only for vaccinated customers.
In public transport, only 50 percent of passengers will be allowed.
Manufacturing will happen at 50 percent capacity as well.
Level 5: Currently, no district or city falls under this category.
There will be no movement at all.
Only essential shops will be allowed to operate till 4 pm. However, there will be no restrictions on medical shops.
Non-essential shops, theatres, and malls will remain closed.
Restaurants will be open only for deliveries.
Trains can be availed only by medical personnel.
Public parks will remain closed.
Private offices will be operational only for people belonging to the exempted categories and government offices can have 15 percent attendance.
Shooting, sports, gatherings, won’t be permitted.
Marriages can be attended only by family members. Funerals can have a maximum of 20 people and society meetings have to happen online.
Construction will be allowed with on-site labour and agricultural shops will be allowed till 4 pm.
Gyms and salons will be closed.
Public transport can run at 50 percent capacity. Cargo movement and inter-district movement will be allowed after e-passes are obtained.
The manufacturing sector has been given the nod but with 50 percent of the workforce.