BREAKING NEWS: Maharashtra Government Announces Lockdown End In 5 Phases

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Sumit Singh

Pune/Mumbai, 3rd June 2021: Maharashtra cabinet minister Vijay Wadettiwar today informed that the state government will end the lockdown in five phases in the state. For this, all the districts and Municipal Corporations of the state have been divided into 43 parts.

The minister said that the districts with a positivity rate of 5 percent and oxygen beds with less than 25 percent occupancy will be completely unlocked. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area has a positivity rate of 6.24% while 22% oxygen beds are occupied.

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“Complete unlocking will start in 18 districts in the first phase”, said Wadettiwar, Relief & rehabilitation minister.

At present, the state government has extended the lockdown till June 15. Shops have been allowed to open from 7 am to 2 pm only.

18 districts in the first phase: Thane, Aurangabad, Latur, Nanded, Jalna, Parbhani, Buldhana, Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gondia, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal

6 districts in the second phase: Ahmednagar, Amravati, Hingoli, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburbs, Nandurbar

10 districts in the third phase: Akola, Beed, Kolhapur, Osmanabad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Solapur

2 districts in the fourth phase: Pune, Raigad

In the first phase, these things started in 18 districts with a positivity rate of less than 5 percent

Restaurants, malls

Gardens, walking, treks will begin

Private, government offices will start 100 percent

Film shooting  

Theatres  

Public events, wedding ceremonies  

E-commerce  

Gym, salon  

No curfew

Buses to operate with full capacity

Inter-district travel allowed

There will be some restrictions on those coming from other states, orders will be issued later 

 

Level 1 – Everything Allowed

Level 2 districts?

Restaurants to open with 50 percent sitting capacity 

Malls, theatres to open with 50 percent capacity

Public spaces, grounds, walking tracks to open

Construction, agricultural works 

E-commerce

Gym, salon, spa, wellness centres with 50 percent capacity

Buses at full capacity

Private cars, buses, long trains, private trains, taxis are allowed outside the district but e-pass is required to reach the fifth level districts.

What will be allowed in a Level 3 district?

All shops can open from 7 am to 2 pm

Non-essential shops allowed to open from Monday to Friday only 

What about Mumbai Local?

The second level includes Mumbai, Mumbai Suburbs, Nandurbar districts. Local will not start in Mumbai at present.  

In the case of state restrictions, 5 phases have been decided and the criteria for weekly positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds are being scrutinized by all the administrative units and districts. This will be implemented after a thorough review. The state government has said that clear information about this will be informed through an official order.

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