Coronavirus: Strict lockdown-like restrictions extended till 1 June in Maharashtra


Maharashtra government has extended strict lockdown-like restrictions in the state till 7 am on June 1. The government issued an order in this regard, stating that the coronavirus is still at risk of spreading in the state, so it is necessary to increase the restrictions.

According to the guidelines, it would be mandatory for people entering the state to show negative reports of RT-PCR during restrictions.

Responsibility for observing sanctions given to local disaster management officials

In this order issued by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, the Local Disaster Management Authority (DMA) officials have been asked to monitor the rural markets and mandis and ensure Covid complies with the rescue rules.

If the rules are not followed in any area, the DMA may decide to discontinue them at its level.

Activities related to the collection and distribution of milk have been exempted from restrictions.

Lockdown is also applicable in these states.

In many states, other than Maharashtra, lockdown and strict restrictions are imposed to control the spread of COVID-19.

These states include states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Telangana and Odisha. 

The capital Delhi also has a lockdown since April 19 and has been extended for another week. 

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has also extended the curfew till 17 May.