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Maharashtra's new Covid restrictions: Here is what stays shut and what is exempted

The tighter restrictions were necessitated after over 57,000 positive cases were reported from Maharashtra. Mumbai alone reported 11,163 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths on Sunday.

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Mumbai, First Published Apr 5, 2021, 9:30 AM IST
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Starting today, Maharashtra will adopt tighter restrictions till April 30 in an attempt to break the chain of rising coronavirus cases in the state.

Besides, announcing night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am on all days, the state government has announced weekend lockdown from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday.

The tighter restrictions were necessitated after over 57,000 positive cases were reported from Maharashtra. Mumbai alone reported 11,163 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths on Sunday.

Here's a look at the restrictions in place in Maharashtra and what's exempted:

What will be shut

* Gathering of over 5 people (7 am to 8 pm)

* Hotels, bars and restaurants

* Shopping malls

* Private offices

* Saloons and spas

* Cinema theatres, multiplexes and auditoriums

* Video parlours and clubs

* Sports complexes and swimming pools

* Amusement and water parks

What's exempted

* Essential services like hospitals and pharmaceuticals

* Essential utilities like electricity and water supply offices

* Public transport system (50% sitting capacity)

* Government offices (50% staff strength) 

* Banks and insurance companies

* Printing and distribution of newspapers

* Take-aways and parcels from restaurants

* Vegetable markets

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