Maharashtra Government Imposes Weekend Lockdown Till 30Th April Amid Rising Cases of Covid-19 In The State

Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government announced a weekend lockdown and night curfew on weekdays till 30th April to contain the spread of coronavirus. The decision came after a special meeting of the council of ministers chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday.  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378757491991973894 https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378757508131663873   The state government has also released the list of restrictions to be put in place for different industries:

Private Transport

  • Private vehicles (including private buses) can ply normally from 7 AM-8 PM (Monday to Friday).
  • For the rest of the period, private vehicles (including private buses) can move for the purpose of emergency or essential services.
  • Private buses have to ply with seating capacity with no standing passenger.
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378955144939724803


  • All private offices will remain closed except private banks, telecom service providers, BSE/NSE, mediclaim companies.
  • Government offices to function with 50% capacities except the departments working for Covid-19 pandemic
  • All government companies related to electricity, water, and banking will operate with full capacity, but meetings with any other government office must be conducted online. 
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378955005823119362

Recreation and entertainment industry

  • Cinema halls, drama theatres, and auditoriums shall remain closed.
  • Amusement parks, water parks, video game parlours to remain closed.
  • Shooting of scenes with a large number of artists must be avoided.
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378955178511015939

Restaurants and Hotels

  • All restaurants and bars to remain closed.
  • Take away orders and home delivery services to be allowed between 7 AM to 8 AM (Monday to Friday). On weekends, only home delivery services shall be allowed between 7 AM to 8 AM.
  • Without negative RT PCR certificate/ without vaccination post 10th April, a fine of Rs 1000 will be levied on the offender and Rs. 10,000 will be levied on the establishment.
Read more at: https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378955310262411269

Religious spaces, shops, Spa, Salon and Newspapers

  • Religious spaces of worship to remain closed.
  • Barber shops/spa’s/salons’ and beauty parlours to remain closed.
  • Newspapers can be printed and circulated; home-delivery allowed between 7 AM to 8 PM on all days.
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378955327752732673

Schools and colleges

  • School and colleges to remain closed.
  • Rules relaxed for 10th and 12th students due to their exams.
  • All kinds of private coaching classes to remain closed.
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956348923125764

Religious, social and political events

  • No kind of religious/social/cultural/political functions will be allowed.
  • Marriages to be allowed with a maximum of 50 people present.
  • Funerals to be allowed with a maximum of 20 people present
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956422805811202

Roadside vendors

  • No eating at the location will be allowed.
  • Waiting customers must follow social distancing norms.
  • Local authority to keep a close watch over such places.
Read more at: https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956457517875202

 Manufacturing sector

  • Factories and manufacturing units shall scan the body temperature of labours pre-entry.
  • If any worker is found to be covid-19 positive, unit to be closed until completely sanitised.
  • Common toilet facilities to be sanitised regularly. 
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956491097473026

Oxygen producers and E-commerce industry

  • All industrial producers of oxygen shall reserve 80% of their production for medical or pharmaceutical purposes.
  •  Everyone engaged in the e-commerce industry must be vaccinated at the earliest.
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956517802532865

Cooperative housing societies

  • Any cooperative housing society with more than 5 active corona positive cases will be treated as a micro containment zone. 
  • All restrictions of micro containment zone shall be monitored by the society.
Read more at:  https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956961975214081

Construction activity 

  • Construction activities only allowed at sites where labourers are living on the site.
  • Defaulters will attract a fine of Rs 10000/- and repeated defaults may lead to closure of the site till existence of notification of covid-19 pandemic.
Read more at: https://twitter.com/CMOMaharashtra/status/1378956984112738305 Maharashtra has been the worst coronavirus pandemic hit state in India, with 11,349 new active cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra saw 277 deaths due to covid-19 in the past 24 hours. Bollywood actors like Alia Bhatt, Govinda, and Akshay Kumar have tested positive for covid-19.

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