Maharashtra Unlock News Today: Five level UNLOCK plan from TODAY, check what's OPEN vs CLOSED - full list here
Maharashtra will initiate the five-level unlock plan from today, June 7, 2021. Though the state will remain under lockdown till June 15, 2021, certain relaxations have been allowed in districts based on positivity rate and oxygenated beds.
Maharashtra Unlock News Today: Maharashtra will initiate the five-level unlock plan from today, June 7, 2021. Though the state will remain under lockdown till June 15, 2021, certain relaxations have been allowed in districts based on positivity rate and oxygenated beds. The decision to reopen the state in five level restriction plan was issued by the state government on Friday.
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The state has been under lockdown restrictions over the past few weeks due to the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per an ANI report, the degree of relaxation has been decided by the level of severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the districts. Also, according to the guidelines, the Public Health Department will assess the situation every Thursday.
Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, "The local administration can take a call on easing or tightening restrictions based on the situation. It must decide on easing the norms based on the criteria and the five levels set under Break The Chain." One must also note that in the five level unlock plan of the Maharashtra government, level 1 has least restrictions and level 5 has most restrictions.
The five level unlock place to come into force from today in Maharashtra are as follows:
Level 1 - Areas with a positivity rate of less than 5 per cent and less than 25 per cent occupancy of oxygenated beds will come under this level. In these places, all the essential and non-essentials shops will be allowed to open. Also, restaurants, malls, theatres and public places for outdoor activities will be allowed to remain open. Government and private offices, gyms, salons have also been allowed to remain open regularly in these areas. Marriages and funerals will also be allowed to take place. Moreover, local trains will also function regularly in these areas.
Level 2 - This level will include the areas with positivity rate below 5 per cent and occupancy of oxygenated beds between 25 and 40 per cent. In these areas, the restrictions will be similar to level 1, however with 50 per cent occupancy in theatres, gyms, marriages and restaurants. Local trains in these areas will be restricted to medical and essential reasons only.
Level 3 - Districts with positivity rate between 5 per cent and 10 per cent or bed occupancy over 40 per cent will come under the level 3 restrictions. In these areas, stores will be allowed to remain open till 4 PM. Restaurants have also been allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity till 4 PM on weekdays. However, the shopping malls and theatres will remain closed in these areas. Public places for outdoor activities have been allowed to remain open from 5 AM till 9 AM. All private offices have been allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity till 4 PM on working days.
Level 4 - Areas under this level will allow only essential shops to operate till 4 PM. Pick up and delivery services from restaurants have also been allowed till 4 PM. Private offices under 'exempted category' will be allowed in these areas and government offices may allow 25 per cent of the capacity.
Level 5 - Areas under this level will follow more or less a complete lockdown situation. In these areas, essential shops will remain open till 4 PM and only home delivery has been allowed for restaurants.
Notably, in the last 24 hours, as per an ANI report on June 6, 2021, 14,152 new COVID-19 cases and 289 deaths have been recorded in the state of Maharashtra.
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