Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has extended the coronavirus lockdown till July 31 due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the state. The government has already issued fresh guidelines as part of its "Mission Begin Again" drive.

"Concerned District Collector and Commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the state may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and movement of persons to control coronavirus," Maharashtra government said in an official statement while announcing the extension of lockdown in the state.

All essential shops, e-commerce activity for essential and non-essential items, all industrial units which are presently operational and home delivery of food will be allowed.

In containment zones, only essential activities will be allowed. No movement of people in and out of these zones will be allowed except for medical emergencies and maintaining the supply of essential goods.

According to the reports, essential services in these regions will be available from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Maharashtra, with over 1.64 lakh novel coronavirus cases, is the worst hit state in the country.