The Maharashtra government on Thursday extended the lockdown-like restrictions till June 1 to 'Break the Chain' of COVID-19 infection in the state. Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte in an order said the curbs will remain in force till 7 am on June 1.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday. The restriction in the second wave of coronavirus was first implemented on April 15 till May 1 and was later extended till May 14.
The government has made it mandatory to carry a negative RT-PCR report regardless of the state and mode of transport people come from. The report should have been issued 48 hours before the entry into the state.
Currently, the government has allowed buying of food items for only four hours to contain the spread of coronavirus.
All restrictions enforced as per earlier orders for people arriving from places of "sensitive origin" will be applicable to anyone arriving from any part of the country into the state, the order said. In the case of cargo carriers, not more than two people will be allowed to travel in those vehicles.
If the carriers are originating from outside Maharashtra, they will be allowed with a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hours before the time of entry into the state and will be valid for seven days, the order said.
Maharashtra continues to be the top contributor to India's coronavirus case tally. On May 11, Maharashtra has reported 40,956 new cases on Tuesday, a sharp rise from 37,236 logged a day ago, taking the tally to 51,79,929, while 793 more patients succumbed to the infection, said the state health department.
Currently, 35,91,783 people are in-home quarantine and 29,955 in institutional quarantine in the state, it said.
First Published: IST