Thursday extended the ongoing lockdown restrictions, imposed
to contain the spread of coronavirus, till November 30.
This will not affect the current relaxations and the
activities allowed till now will continue to be permissible,
said the government order.
As of Thursday, the state has reported total of
16,66,668 coronavirus cases and 43,710 deaths.
“…to take certain emergency measures to prevent and
contain the spread of virus, the Government in exercise of the
powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act,
1897, read with all other enabling provisions of The Disaster
Management Act, 2005, it is expedient to extend the lockdown
in the entire state of Maharashtra till midnight of November
30, 2020,” said the order issued by chief secretary Sanjay
The state government has been easing restrictions in a
Restaurants and bars were allowed to operate at 50 per
cent seating capacity from October 5.
Besides essential services staff, Mumbai”s dabbawalas
(tiffin carriers) and women passengers were allowed to travel
by the city”s local trains this month.
The Maharashtra government has also asked the railway
authorities to allow general public to travel by trains in
Mumbai region during non-peak hours.
But the state government has not yet taken a decision
on reopening temples, schools and colleges. PTI ENM
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