Maharashtra: Know What Essential Services Include in Lockdown from April 5 to 30

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Pune, 5 April 2021: The Maharashtra state cabinet decided to impose strict restrictions to curb the rapid rise in corona infection. The restrictions will be implemented from 8 pm on Monday, 5th April to 30th April. 

These restrictions will henceforth be called ‘Break the Chain’ instead of ‘Mission Begin Again’, stated a press release from the state government. 

Essential Services include the following:

 a. Hospitals, diagnostic centers, Clinics, Medical insurance offices, Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical companies, other medical and health services.

b. Groceries, Vegetables Shops, dairies, bakeries, confectionaries, food shops.

c. Public transport – trains, Taxis, Autorickshaws and public buses.

d. Services related to functioning of offices of Diplomats of various countries

e. Pre-monsoon activities by local authorities

f. All Public Services by local authorities.

g. ‘Transport of Goods

h. Agriculture related services

i. E-commerce

j. Accredited Media

k. Services designated essential service by local disaster management authority

Curfew at night, ban on gathering during the day: Section 144 will be implemented in the state. From 7 am to 8 pm, no more than 5 people will be allowed to gather or travel together. On Weekdays, from 8 pm to 7 am there will night curfew. Also from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday, there will be complete lockdown (curfew) and no one will be allowed to leave home without a valid reason or permission.

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