Maharashtra government has extended lockdown till June 30. Under Mission begin again, phase wise staggered relaxations have been offered.
By Varun Singh
Maharashtra government on Sunday came out with a fresh order extending the lockdown in the entire state till June 30.
However, this time there are several relaxations to, that have been offered by the state government to the common public, business and offices.
Here’s a complete list of what’s allowed in Maharashtra and whats not.
Allowed in Maharashtra (From June 3, 2020)
Outdoor physical activities: Individual physical exercises like cycling/jogging/running/ walking shall be permitted on public open spaces including beaches, public / private playgrounds, grounds belonging to societies/institutions, gardens and promenades with following conditions. No activities will be permitted in indoor portion or indoor stadium.
I) This will be allowed between 5 am to 7 pm.
2) No group activity will be permitted. However, children should be accompanied by an adult.
3) People are advised to stay outdoors only for the purposes of physical activities for limited duration.
4) No other activity is permitted.
5) People are permitted to use only nearby/neighbourhood open spaces. Long distance travel will not be permitted.
6) People are advised to avoid crowded open spaces.
People are actively encouraged to use cycling as a form of physical exercise as it automatically ensures social distancing.
Activities related to self-employed people: Plumbers, electricians, pest-control and technicians with social distancing norms and usage of masks and sanitization.
Garages: to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments.
Government offices: All Government offices (excluding Emergency, health & Medical, treasuries, disaster management, police, NIC, food & Civil Supply, FCI, N.Y.K., Municipal Services who can operate at the levels as per the need) will function at 15% strength or minimum 15 employees whichever is more.
Allowed (From June 5, 2020)
Shops: All markets, market areas & shops, except malls and market complexes, are allowed to function on PI-P2 basis (shops on one side of the road/lane/passage to be opened on odd dates while shops on the other side on even dates) from 9 am to 5 pm with following conditions.
a. The use of trial rooms in the shops will not be permitted for clothes, apparels and similar items to prevent spread of infection. Similarly exchange policy and return policy will not be permitted.
b. The shopkeepers will be responsible for ensuring social distancing norms in the shops and are encouraged to take measures such as foot markings on the floor, token system, home delivery etc.
c. People are advised to walk / to use cycles for shopping purposes and to use nearby/neighborhood markets as far as possible. Long distance travel for non- essential items will not be permitted. Use of motorized vehicles for shopping will be strictly discouraged.
d. If any failure of social distancing is seen, then authorities will immediately close down such shops/markets.
Movement of people is allowed in following manner:
TaxilCab/aggregator: Only essential I + 2
Rickshaw: Only essential I + 2
Four Wheeler: Only essential I + 2
Two wheeler: Only essential One Rider
Allowed (From June 8, 2020)
Private Offices: All private offices can operate with upto 10% strength as per requirement, with remaining persons working from home. However all the employers will take sensitisation programs to educate the employees to take adequate precautions on returning home so that vulnerable group especially the elderly is not infected.
Other Activities allowed in the state
Outdoor portion of Sport complexes and Stadia and other open to sky public spaces will be permitted to remain open for individual exercises; however, spectators and group activities will not be allowed. No activities will be permitted in indoor portion or indoor stadium. All physical exercise & activities will be done with social distancing norms.
Intra district bus service will be allowed with maximum 50% capacity per bus with physical distancing and sanitation measures.
Not Allowed in Maharashtra
Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions etc.
International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA. Metro Rail.
Passenger Movement by trains and domestic air travel unless specifically allowed through separate orders and standard operating procedure (SOP) Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and large congregations.
Religious places/ places of worship for public
Barber Shops, Spas, Saloons, Beauty Parlours.
Shopping Malls, Hotels, Restaurants and other Hospitality Services.
Inter-district bus service orders will not be permitted. Orders will be separately issued in this regard.
The movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 pm to 5 am except for essential activities.
Things to Follow
Face coverings – wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and during transport.
Social distancing – individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 Gaz Ki doori) in public places.
Shops will ensure physical distancing among customers and will not allow more than five persons at one time.
Gatherings -large public gatherings / congregations continue to remain prohibited. Marriage related gatherings – Number of guests not to exceed 50.
Funeral/last rites related gatherings – number of persons not to exceed 20.
Consumption of liquor, Paan, tobacco, etc in public places is prohibited.
To read the entire order click here