Maharashtra lockdown 4.0: What's allowed, what's not

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Maharashtra government issued fresh guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown amid the coronavirus. Check out what's allowed and what not in the state.

Maharashtra lockdown 4.0: What's allowed, what's not

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday declared that the government would not be relaxing lockdown restrictions in the red zone where there is a continuous rise in coronavirus cases. Uddhav, however, added that economic activity will be opened up in the orange and green zones of the state.

On Tuesday, the state released a fresh set of guidelines and regulations for the fourth phase of coronavirus-imposed lockdown in place till May 31.

WHAT'S ALLOWED, WHAT'S NOT IN THE FOURTH LOCKDOWN

  • The travel through train, air metro (except with special provision) will remain suspended in all zones.
  • Any kind of inter-state road movement, except for security and medical reasons, will not be allowed.
  • Education institutions such as schools, colleges to remain close. The MHA has encouraged the practice of distance learning.
  • Shopping malls will not be permitted to run. Places of recreation such as theatres, parks, gyms and swimming pools to remain shut in Mumbai.
  • Religious gatherings will not be allowed and no place of worship will remain close.
  • Liquor shops will function and home delivery will be allowed. Containment zones will not be allowed to open liquor shops.
  • Auto rickshaw, taxi, cab can run in Orange and Green zones only.
  • Four wheeler and two-wheeler travelling will be allowed in the red zone but only for essential services.
  • Inter-state and intra-state plying of buses will not be allowed in red zones as well as in containment zones.
  • E-commerce activity for essential as well as non-essential items and materials is permitted in red zones. It remains close in containment areas.
  • All industrial units and construction sites are permitted to operate in the red zones.
  • Restaurants and hotels can continue to deliver food to customers but no dining is allowed.
  • The containment zones will receive only essential services. No one is allowed to enter or exit these zones.
  • Bank and finance, as well as post and courier, will be allowed in the red zone but not in containment areas.
  • Barbershops and spas can function in remaining areas but they are not allowed to run in red zones and containment zones.
  • Movement of individuals will be strictly prohibited from 7 pm to 7 am except for essential activities.
  • Cinema halls, auditoriums, gyms, swimming pools will remain closed.

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