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Maharashtra unlock: Cinema halls reopen, relief to restaurants and more; all details inside

The civic council has also said that COVID-19 standards like social distance, masks, and other state government-announced measures will be required.

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Mumbai, First Published Oct 22, 2021, 8:36 AM IST
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As coronavirus numbers in Maharashtra have begun to fall, the state government has permitted the reopening of amusement parks and the extension of the restaurant and retail hours, starting on Friday. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray decided during a meeting with the Maharashtra COVID-19 Task Force. The BMC stated that the provisions outlined in the Maharashtra government's announcement under the "Break the Chain" guidelines would remain in effect "as is" until additional directives are issued. The civic council has also said that COVID-19 standards like social distance, masks, and other state government-announced measures will be required.

According to a government notice issued on Tuesday by state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, all restaurants and eateries are permitted to operate until midnight. According to the announcement, all other establishments that have been granted permission to operate by the government may continue to operate until 11 pm. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a circular allowing all Mumbai restaurants and cafes to stay open till midnight.

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According to the Chief Minister's secretariat, the Maharashtra government has permitted amusement parks to reopen on Friday, which was announced on Monday. Water rides in amusement parks, on the other hand, are still prohibited.

Aside from amusement parks, the Thackeray administration issued SOPs on Tuesday to reopen auditoriums and movie halls on Friday. The state administration has established rules allowing movie halls, theatres, and multiplexes to open with 50% seating capacity. Visitors will be required to demonstrate their Aarogya Setu App'safe status'. Furthermore, covid-appropriate behaviour such as masking, physical distance, covering of face when coughing or sneezing, frequent hand sanitisation, and so on must be followed regularly.

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The administration has also permitted schools from the first to the fifth grades to resume on October 25. Schools, on the other hand, will need parental permission to offer in-person classes. Furthermore, only half of the class will be permitted to attend school physically.

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