Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has decided against imposing a complete lockdown in the state. However, a weekend lockdown has been ordered to check the spike in coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, night curfew and other strict curbs will be in place. Only essential services will be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays. Meanwhile, restaurants will be permitted to operate only for take-away and parcel services. Office employees will have to work from home.
A number of key decisions were taken at an emergency cabinet meeting chaired by Uddhav on Sunday. On Saturday, Maharashtra reported as many as 49,447 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest rise in a day so far, taking the tally to 29,53,523 while 277 fatalities pushed the toll to 55,656.
A LOOK AT MAJOR DECISIONS
Complete lockdown on Saturdays and SundaysCurfew in the state from 8 pm till 7 amSection 144 in the dayMalls, restaurants, bars shutGovt offices to operate with 50% capacityNo bar on vegetable market, but protocols to lessen crowdTheatres to shutPublic transport to operate with 50% capacityShootings with very less crowd.
By India TV