Check what is allowed, not allowed in Maharashtra in lockdown 4

Check what is allowed, not allowed in Maharashtra in lockdown 4
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Pune, May 19, 2020: The fourth phase of the lockdown started yesterday (Monday). Many states in the country made significant changes in this fourth phase. In some places, public transport is also starting. In Maharashtra, however, there is no new relaxation even in the fourth phase. Maharashtra has the highest number of corona infections in India.

Lockdown 4.0 is currently running across the country. The rules have been relaxed a bit in the fourth lockdown compared to the first three lockdowns. The Government of Maharashtra has issued guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown which will come into effect from May 22 and will continue till May 31.

Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Solapur, Malegaon, Nagpur, Solapur, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati. Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has been declared as a Red Zone.  Apart from these municipalities, the rest of the state will be outside the red zone. Only necessities of life will be allowed in the containment zone.

Maharashtra Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta has issued Revised Guidelines on the measures to be taken for containment of COVID-19 in the state  are as follows: “This order will come into effect from 22/5/2020 and shall remain effective till 31.05.2020. This order  shall supersede the provisions (and subsequent amendments/clarification thereto) of lockdown order dated 02.05.2020.

The following activities will continue to remain prohibited across the state: All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by MHA. Metro rail services.  Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed. Online /distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged. Hotels, Restaurants and other Hospitality services except those meant for housing health/ police/ Govt officials/ healthcare workers/ stranded persons including tourists and for quarantine facilities and running canteens at bus depots, railway stations and airports.

Restaurants shall be permitted to operate Kitchens for home delivery of food items.  All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.  All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.

Night Curfew : The movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am except for essential activities. Local authorities shall issue orders in the entire area of jurisdiction under appropriate provisions of law, such as prohibitory orders under sec 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance

Protection Of Vulnerable Persons: Persons above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years shall stay at home, except for essential and medical services.

After contemplating delineation parameters recommended by Government of India and the existing health infrastructure and other relevant considerations, the area of the state is categorized into zones as follows: Red zones :All Municipal Corporations of MMR Region including MCGM, Municipal Corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola and Amravati.  Non Red Zones (Orange and Green Zone) – The remaining area of the state.

Containment Zones: Within Red and Non Red (Orange) zones, Containment zones will be demarcated by Municipal /District Authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines of  Union Health Ministry. The Municipal Commissioners in corporation areas and district collectors in other parts of the district, are empowered to decide the containment zones.

Such zones should be a unit which can be effectively governed and efficiently managed considering the recourses availability. The containment zone will be residential colony, mohalla, slum, building, group of buildings, lane, ward. police station area, villages, small cluster of villages etc. Anything larger than this (eg. Whole taluka/ Whole Municipal Corporation etc.) can be declared as containment zone only after consultation with Chief Secretary.

In containment zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure there is no movement of people in and out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods. Guidelines of Health Ministry shall be taken into consideration for the above purpose.

The following activities shall be permitted in RED ZONES:  All essential shops which are allowed and permitted to remain open before this order, shall continue to do so. All non-essential shops will be allowed to continue as per relaxations and guidelines issued before this order and are in operation as per the policy of respective Municipal Corporation. Liquor shops will continue to operate if permitted, home delivery or otherwise.

The shops/malls/establishments/industries, which are not allowed to open in red zone, will be permitted to remain open from 9 am to 5 pm. only for the purposes of upkeep and maintenance of material / plant and machinery / furniture etc. and for pre-monsoon protection activities of property and goods. However no other activity (commercial/production etc.) will be allowed.

E-commerce activity for essential as well as non-essential items & material.  All the industrial units which are permitted to operate. All construction sites (Public/Private) which are allowed to remain open and operational. All such pre-monsoon works (Public/Private) which are allowed.

Peoples movement is allowed in following manner :  Taxi/Cab/aggregator  and Autorickshaw not allowed. Four Wheeler Only essential 1 + 2  and Two wheeler Only essential One Rider allowed.

All Emergency staff including health & Med.. was,. Disaster Management, Police, MC, Food & Civil Supply, FCI, N.Y.K., Municipal Services can operate at the levels as per the need All other government offices including commissionerates and directorate. including Sub Registrar and R.T.O. offices & Dy. RTO offices . Offices of University/ Colleges for non-teaching purposes, staff involved in evaluation of answer sheets, declaration of results and development of content will function at 5% strength or minimum 10 employees whichever is more. Central Govt. Offices will continue to function as per the existing permit. norms.

Home delivery restaurants / Kitchens.

All activities which are allowed and permitted before this order, shall continue to be permit. However, all private offices will remain shut.

Use of Aarogya Setu :Aarogya Setu enables early identification of potential risk of infection, and thus acts as a shield for individuals and the community. ii. With a view to ensuring safety in offices and work places, employers on best effort basis should ensure that Aarogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones. iii. District authorities may advise individuals to install the Aarogya Setu application on compatible mobile phones and regularly update their health status on the app. This will facilitate timely provision of medical attention to those individuals who are at risk.

Special directions to ensure movement of persons and goods in certain cases: All Authorities shall allow inter-State and Intra-State movement of medical professionals, nurses and pars medical staff, sanitation personnel and ambulances, without any restriction. All Authorities shall allow Inter-State movement of all types of goods/ cargo, including empty trucks. No authority shall stop the movement of any type of goods/cargo for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighboring countries.

NON RED ZONES: All activities, which are not explicitly prohibited or banned, shall be permitted in Non-Red zones, with following conditions: No permission is needed from any govt. authority to undertake or perform permitted activities. Sport complexes & Stadia and other public open spaces will be permitted to remain open for individual exercises; however, spectators and group activities will not be allowed. All physical exercise and other activities will be done with social distancing norms.

All public and private transport will undertake passenger management as follows: i. Two Wheeler: 1 rider   ii. Three Wheeler: 1 + 2      iii. Four Wheeler: 1 + 2

Intra district bus service will be allowed with maximum 50% capacity per bus with physical distancing and sanitation measures. e. Regarding Inter-district bus service orders will be issued separately. f. All markets/shops will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm. If Any crowding or failure of social distancing norms is seen , then authorities will immediately close down such markets/shops

General instructions : Notwithstanding anything contained in this order, containment areas will continue to follow same health protocols, as laid down before this order. No district/regional / State authority will issue ANY order/guideline/direction in deviation or contrary to these guidelines, without the approval of Chief Secretary, Maharashtra.

Penal provisions: Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under Sec. 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.

National Directives for COVID 19 Management :Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public and workplaces. Spitting in public and work places shall be punishable with fine as may be prescribed in accordance with laws, rules or regulations by State/local authority.  Social distancing shall be followed by all persons in public places and in transport. Marriage related gathering shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 50.


Funeral/last rites related gathering shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 50. Consumption of liquor, paan, tobacco, etc in public places is not allowed. Shops will ensure minimum 6 feet distance among customers and shall not allow more than 5 persons at the shop. As far as possible, the practice of work from home should be followed by workplaces.

Staggering of work/business hours shall be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments.  Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash, sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas. Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc., shall be ensured, including between shifts. All persons in charge of workplaces shall ensure social distancing through adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.”