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Lockdown in Maharashtra: Maharashtra being one of the worst-hit states in the country, having the highest number of cases and the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, After seeing the rising number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, on Monday announced that the ongoing lockdown in Mumbai and the state will be extended till the end of the month, till July 31. The government also stated that restrictions on the non-essential activities and movement of people will be re-imposed in COVID-19 hotspots.
On Sunday, Maharashtra reported its highest single-day spike of 5,493 COVID-19 cases, which took the tally of patients in the state to 1,64,626. The state death toll has gone up to 7429.
Day after Uddhav cautions people on COVID-19, After confirming the extension in Maharashtra lockdown till 31 July, the state government stated, "Concerned District Collectors and Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the state may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and movement of persons to control the pandemic."
The unrestricted movement will only be allowed for attending offices and emergencies.
All essential shops, e-commerce activity for essential and non-essential items, all industrial units which are presently operational, and home delivery of food will be allowed. Check new guidelines here on Ayupp.
Concerned District Collector and Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the state may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and movement of persons to control #COVID19: Maharashtra Government https://t.co/6QPs5GPtCY— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
All Govt offices with certain exceptions like emergency, health&medical, treasuries, disaster management, police to function with 15% strength or 15 persons whichever is higher. All private offices can operate up to 10% strength or 10 people whichever is more: Maharashtra Govt pic.twitter.com/lsN00HVWLz— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
The Uddhav Thackeray led state government has also advised that work from home should be followed as far as possible
Maharashtra government names extension of lockdown till June 30 as "Mission Begin Again": Official— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 31, 2020
Uddhav Thackeray dubs lockdown as 'Mission Begin Again'
In a press conference yesterday, the Maharashtra Chief Minister said the unlock process in the state will be gradually implemented to put the economy back on track. He further added that there would still be restrictions after June 30.