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Lockdown in Maharashtra extended until November 30

Maharashtra will follow yet another lockdown, and guidelines have been issued for the same, whereby rules will be followed strictly across all containment zones in the state.

Lockdown in Maharashtra extended until November 30
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The state government of Maharashtra, on October 29, 2020, decided to extend the lockdown in the state until November 30, 2020. As per reports, this lockdown will be effective from November 1, 2020, and will be followed strictly across all containment zones in the state. This will be the sixth phase of the lockdown in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, the Central Government, on Thursday announced the next phase of unlocking in the country, and this will also be applicable from November 1. 

However, Maharashtra will follow yet another lockdown, and guidelines have been issued for the same, whereby local bodies have been asked to implement the same across hot spots in the state. Only selected activities will be allowed in these areas, and essential services will function for the safety of the people. However, no restrictions have been imposed on interstate travel and transportation of goods from one state to another; and the same would not require additional permissions and license too.

Besides this, the state has relaxed several restrictions under Mission Begin Again initiative, and since the last few months, many activities in Maharashtra have resumed. Various services are being started gradually.

Shopping malls, gyms, public parks etc have opened for the public, whereas Mumbai Local Train services have started for a certain group of people. Women and Dabbawalas were recently added to the list of passengers allowed in the trains, and the state government on Wednesday has submitted a proposal for the services to begin for the general public. The same will be discussed by the railway officials soon. 

Public events are allowed in the presence of 100 people, however, the government has constantly asked people to stay away from the crowd and avoid crowding as well. Guidelines for health and safety have been issued and the same is expected to be followed at the metro rail, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, gyms etc.

Earlier in October, the state permitted restaurants to resume services for the public, but with a 50 per cent seating capacity. This was welcomed by the business owners. Some gyms have also resumed operations and many others will start in the next few days.

As of October 28, 2020, the state had 16,60,766 cases and 43,554 deaths. More than 14-lakh COVID-19 patients have been discharged after full recovery until today taking the recovery rate in the state is 89.53 per cent. The current case fatality rate in the state is at 2.62 per cent.

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