Maharashtra 15-day strict Covid restrictions – what’s allowed


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Part 144 imposed in Maharashtra for 15 days from April 14. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday introduced strict lockdown-like restrictions beginning Wednesday (April 14) geared toward containing the huge second wave of coronavirus within the state. The 15-day restrictions will come into impact from eight pm Wednesday, CM Uddhav Thackeray mentioned in his digital handle to state.  Part 144 (prohibitory orders) of the Legal Process Code shall be in power until the ‘lockdown-like restrictions are in place, Thackeray mentioned.

“The struggle in opposition to coronavirus has begun as soon as once more,” Thackeray mentioned as he avoided terming the brand new curbs as a lockdown.

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The Centre ought to assist provide oxygen for coronavirus sufferers within the state by utilizing Air Power planes, he mentioned, including that the state’s is well being infrastructure was below stress as a result of large spike in COVID-19 instances.

Maharashtra Covid Curfew: What’s Open, What Not

  1. Part 144 imposed from April 14 for the following 15 days. Ban on gathering of greater than four individuals at a spot.
  2. Nobody to maneuver in public locations with out legitimate causes.
  3. All institutions, public locations, actions, providers shall stay closed.
  4. Providers and actions talked about in Important Class shall be exempted and their actions and operations are unrestricted. 
  5. Choice relating to the inclusion of home assist/drivers/attendants to work in Exceptions Class be taken by the native authorities bases on native circumstances.
  6. Petrol pumps will stay open.
  7. Public transport – bus, auto, taxis – will function, however non-essential journey won’t be allowed. 
  8. Accredited Media shall be allowed to function.
  9. ATMs, postal providers will stay open. 
  10. Solely takeaways allowed from eating places, motels. Dhabas on highways to stay open, however no sitting shall be allowed.

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CM Uddhav Thackeray additionally introduced that the state authorities will present three kg wheat and two kg rice free for the following one month to each poor and needy particular person whereas the coronavirus-induced restrictions are in place.

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