Unlock in Maharashtra of 5 levels, know which level will be exempted
The Maharashtra government has announced easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Friday in 18 districts of the state where the infection rate and the number of patients requiring oxygen beds in hospitals have come down. Disaster Management Minister Vijay Wadettiwar made this announcement after a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority on Thursday. The minister said that restrictions like lockdown were imposed in April to deal with the second wave of the Kovid-19 epidemic. He said that restrictions will now be relaxed in 18 such districts of the state where the infection rate is five percent or less and 75 percent of the beds with oxygen facility in hospitals are vacant.
In Maharashtra, 29,270 patients were discharged from hospitals on Wednesday after becoming infection free. With this, the total number of infection-free people in the state has gone up to 54,60,589. There are currently 2,16,016 patients under treatment in the state. The department said that the infection-free rate in the state has gone up to 94.54, which was 94.28 percent a day earlier. At the same time, the death rate is 1.67 percent.
According to the guidelines of the Government of Maharashtra, know at which level the state government is giving what exemption.
In Level 1, the state government has placed those districts where the infection rate is less than five percent and the number of patients on oxygen beds is less than 25 percent of the total number of beds available. Permission has been given to open restaurants, malls, shops, local trains, public places, tourist places, government and private offices, theatres, shootings, public events, weddings, gyms, salons, beauty parlors from Friday.
These include Aurangabad, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Yavatmal, Washim, Wardha, Parbhani and Thane. All kinds of restrictions will be lifted in these d
istricts from Friday.
Restrictions will be partially relaxed in Mumbai, but the local train service, which is called the lifeline of Mayanagari, will not be opened for the general public for the time being.
Section 144 will be applicable in the districts of this level. However, gyms, salons, beauty parlors have been allowed to open with 50 percent capacity. A limited number of people will be allowed to attend the wedding. The districts included in this level are Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Hingoli and Nandurbar.
The districts of this level include Akola, Beed, Kolhapur, Osmanabad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Satara, Palghar and Solapur.
The districts which are included in Level-4 of the state include Pune and Raigad.
E-pass will be required to travel in districts of this level, because the infection rate in these districts is still very high. However, RT-PCR test will not be required for travel to other districts of the state.
Let us inform that on June 1, the Maharashtra government had exempted many districts from restrictions like lockdown on the basis of corona infection rate and availability of oxygen beds. According to the guidelines, shops with essential services will remain open from 7 am to 2 pm. These rules will be applicable in areas where the infection rate is less than 10 percent and the number of patients on oxygen beds in hospitals is less than 40 percent of the total number of beds. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced to increase the lockdown in the state for 15 days.
While making an important announcement in its guideline, the state government said that according to the 2011 Census, the municipal corporations which have a population of more than one million, will be considered as independent units of administration to control the corona virus infection. Urban bodies with a population of more than 10 lakhs include Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan Dombivali, Vasai Virar, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik. In the fight against Corona, these urban bodies will be considered as independent units of administration.