Maharashtra govt extends lockdown restrictions till June 1; negative RT-PCR report compulsory for anyone entering State

In view of the continued COVID-19 state of affairs, the Maharashtra authorities on Thursday prolonged the lockdown restrictions until June 1 to interrupt the chain of transmission successfully.

“All of the restrictions which have been imposed vide ‘Break the Chain’ orders dated April 13, April 21 and Apri 29 and Could 1 together with all additions and clarifications issued thereof in addition to imposes following further restrictions within the State until 7 AM on June 1, 2021,” mentioned the order.

1) Any individual getting into the State of Maharashtra by any mode of transport must carry a damaging RT-PCR check report which must be issued from upto a most of 48 hours earlier than the time of his entry into Maharashtra.

2) All of the restrictions which have been made relevant to individuals arriving from locations of ‘Delicate Origins’ as per the orders dated April 18 and Could 1, 2021 might be relevant to anybody arriving from any a part of the nation into the State.

3) Within the case of cargo carriers, no more than two folks (Driver + Cleaner/ helper) could also be allowed to journey in the identical. If these cargo carriers are originating from outdoors the state, these could also be allowed to enter into the State with a damaging RTPCR check which must be issued from upto a most of 48 hours earlier than the time of entry into Maharashtra and which might be legitimate for 7 days.

4) Native DMA ought to preserve particular vigil over rural markets and APMCs and guarantee Covid Applicable Behaviour and if it finds any such place as tough to handle and self-discipline to make sure non-spread of Covid epidemic, native DMA might determine on a case by case foundation to close these or might impose additional restrictions.

5) Milk assortment, transport, and processing could also be allowed with out restrictions, although its retail sale shall be allowed topic to restrictions imposed on outlets coping with important objects or by means of residence supply.

6) Personnel engaged in Airport and Port companies and wanted for motion of cargo associated to medicines or tools wanted for Covid administration might be allowed to journey in native, mono, and metro companies.

7) Native DMA might determine to impose additional restrictions usually or to particular sectors or particular areas with intimation to SDMA and shall give not less than 48 hours of public discover earlier than making such additional restrictions relevant.

On Wednesday, Maharashtra noticed Covid-19 circumstances and fatalities go up once more and the state toll raced previous the 78,000 mark. Towards 793 deaths on Tuesday, the state fatalities had been at 816 on Wednesday, taking the toll to 78,007. Whereas the variety of new infections remained beneath the 50,000 stage, they elevated from 40,956 on Tuesday to 46,781. Maharashtra now has 5,46,129 lively circumstances.

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