New Restrictions In Maharashtra From Tomorrow. See What’s Allowed


New Restrictions In Maharashtra From Tomorrow. See What's Allowed

No one will be allowed to venture out without valid reason, an official statement said (File)

New Delhi:

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray today announced restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus as the state has been reporting the highest number of Covid cases for weeks.

Prohibitory orders will be imposed across the state starting 8 pm tomorrow, an official order of the Maharashtra government said.

No one will be allowed to venture out without valid reason, it said, adding, all establishments and public places will remain shut for the next 15 days.

Essential services will be exempted from the restrictions and there will be no curbs on their movement, it said.

A decision will be taken on whether domestic helps, drivers and attendants can be included in the essential service category “depending on local conditions”, the official order said.

The following will be considered a part of essential services during the 15-day restriction period in Maharashtra:

  • Hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinics, vaccinations, medical insurance offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, other medical and health services including supporting manufacturing and distribution units along with the dealers transport and supply chain. Manufacturing and distribution of vaccines, sanitisers, masks, medical equipment, their ancillaries, raw material units and support services
  • Veterinary services, animal care shelters and pet food shops
  • Groceries, vegetable shops, fruit vendors, dairies, bakeries, confectionaries
  • Cold storage and warehousing services
  • Public transport: airplanes, trains, taxis, autos and public buses
  • Services related to functioning of offices


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