Maharashtra extends lockdown in containment zones in state till December 31

Maharashtra extends lockdown in containment zones in state till December 31

With the number of cases in Maharastra increasing, there has been a chatter that the lockdown may be imposed. However, the state government has denied these reports and termed them as rumours. At the same time, the state health minister Rajesh Tope did mention that there might be restrictions to keep the spread of COVID-19 in check.  

On Friday, November 27, the Maharashtra government announced that the lockdown has been in the state till the midnight of December 31, 2020. This information was shared through an official release and mentioned that to break the chain of the virus, that the existing lockdown in the state has been extended.

To contain the spread of the virus, the lockdown was imposed in Maharashtra along with other parts of the country in March 2020. From time to time various relaxations have been offered under the "Mission Begin Again". The state government has now decided to extend the lockdown in the containment zone till December 31 while maintaining the concessions given so far. The lockdown should be strictly adhered to, the order said. The order has been signed by Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar.

This new order does not have any guidelines in regards to starting local trains for the general public. Recently, the government allowed reopening of places of worship. Even schools barring those in Mumbai have also started conducting classes for students of class IX to XII.