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Maharashtra govt extends existing Covid restrictions till May 15

THE MAHARASHTRA authorities on Thursday issued orders, extending the prevailing lockdown-like restrictions until Might 15 to curb Covid-19 infections within the state. The choice comes a day in spite of everything cupboard ministers urged Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to increase the present restrictions, initially ordered to be in place until 7 am on Might 1, for 15 days.

Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte in his order mentioned Maharashtra faces the specter of the virus spreading and subsequently, it’s an crucial to proceed emergency measures to forestall and include its unfold.

All restrictions imposed by the “Break the Chain” orders, together with the additions and clarifications issued, have been prolonged within the state until 7 am on Might 15, it added.

On Wednesday, Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned all ministers within the cupboard mentioned the restrictions must be prolonged. “The Covid-19 scenario appears to have stabilised to some extent within the state. The variety of each day circumstances is 60,000 and above as we speak. There’s actually some stability in it as a result of there was a prediction that the circumstances will transcend 70,000 nevertheless it has not occurred,” he mentioned.

The well being minister added that the cupboard had determined to increase the restrictions, whereas the CM determined the interval of its extension.

The state regularly imposed restrictions on numerous actions, from motion of individuals and autos to banning of crowd at public locations to include the virus’s unfold. Now, solely authorised medical and authorities personnel are allowed to board native trains and public transport, whereas individuals can use non-public or public transport just for emergency functions.

Grocery outlets are allowed to open for 4 hours, from 7 am to 11 am. House deliveries from grocery outlets and eating places are allowed until eight pm. Chemists outlets are open until eight pm. No different outlets are allowed to open.

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