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Mumbai lockdown: What is allowed and what is shut

In order to curb the cases of coronavirus, the state government stated that a night curfew will be set in place across the state from 8 PM to 7 AM with only essential services being permitted.

Mumbai lockdown: What is allowed and what is shut
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On Sunday, April 4, as the instances of COVID-19 cases witnessed an increase, the Maharashtra government announced stricter lockdown norms in Mumbai starting 8 pm today night until April 30.

In order to curb the cases of coronavirus, the state government further stated that a night curfew will be set in place across the state from 8 PM to 7 AM with only essential services being permitted. Meanwhile, strict lockdown will be imposed across the state on weekends from Friday night at 8 PM to Monday morning at 7 AM.

What is not allowed: 

  • Not only a night curfew, but the Maharashtra government has also disallowed gatherings of five or more till April 30.
  • Moreover, all public places like park and beaches, cinema halls, malls, places of worship, auditoriums and restaurants are to remain shut from 8 PM to 7 AM till April 30.
  • In addition, all schools and colleges are to halt classes.
  • Meanwhile, housing societies with five or more positive COVID-19 cases will be sealed for outsiders.
  • With regards to professional restrictions, private offices are to completely work from home whereas the manufacturing sector is to function keeping the COVID-19 protocols in mind.
  • Non-COVID-19 government staff and offices are to function at a 50 per cent capacity whereas e-commerce deliveries will be conducted between 7 AM to 8 PM.
  • On the other hand, the state government has urged daily wage workers to be given paid leave if they test positive for the coronavirus.
  • However, public and private transportation is to continue with only two passengers in auto-rickshaws and 50 per cent capacity in taxi’s and cars will be allowed. Standing in buses has been disallowed as well.

What is allowed: 

  • Home delivery and takeaway will be allowed.  
  • All banks, stock markets, power firms, telecom, insurance/mediclaim, pharma offices and disaster management are to function like before.
  • Meanwhile, vegetable markets and grocery shops can operate keeping in view the COVID-19 protocols.
  • Apart from the board examinations, film shoots are to resume from April 10 after tests are conducted for the coronavirus.
  • On the other hand, newspaper production and distribution are to continue as a part of the essential services.
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