COVID-19: Night curfew in Maharashtra from Monday, here’s what’s allowed, what’s not

Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra will be put under night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am from Monday, news agency ANI quoted Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh as saying.

Shaikh said that restaurants and hotels will be allowed to offer takeaway and parcel services only and no dine-in service will be available. For offices, employees will have to work from home.

Only essential services will be allowed and detailed SOPs in this regard will be released soon, said the minister.

This comes after the Maharashtra government held a crucial cabinet meeting on Sunday (April 4, 2021), in which it was decided that there is no need for a state-wide complete lockdown though necessary precautionary measures will be implemented.

The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took the decision to impose strict restrictions until April 30 but no news of clamping a shutdown in Maharashtra, for now, sources told Zee News.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra registered a rise in cases with 49,447 new cases of infections and 277 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state currently has 4,01,172 active cases of which  9,090 cases have been reported from Mumbai, it has a total of 62,187 active cases.

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