CM Thackeray announces stricter restrictions as of today. See what’s open, what’s closed

CM Thackeray has said he is not imposing a full lockdown in the state, but has announced that there will be a strict “rant curfew”, starting at 8 p.m. today. The Janta curfew will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on May 1.

However, “lock-in-type” restrictions exclude essential services.

In his address to residents of the state via social media, CM Thackeray said: “There is a shortage of medical oxygen, beds and the demand for Remdesivir has also increased,” he said, so that he called on opposition parties and civil society to help. the government overcame the crisis. “Now is not the time for politics.”

CM Thackeray also announced that the government has decided to postpone the board exams for grades 10 and 12 for the state board of education.

CM Thackeray’s announcement of the new limits came on a day when Maharashtra witnessed 60,212 new Covid-19 infections and 281 deaths.

Article 144, imposed night curfew

1) Article 144 of the CrPC prohibiting the gathering of five or more people in one place will be imposed statewide to prevent gatherings.

2) No one is allowed to move in a public place without valid reasons (mentioned below).

3) All establishments, public places, activities, services must remain closed. This however excludes the essential services mentioned below.

4) The services and activities mentioned in the “essential category” are exempt and their movements and operations will continue without restriction.

5) Depending on local conditions, local authorities will decide whether domestic help, drivers, attendants, etc. will be allowed to work in a locality.

Authorized essential services:

1) Hospitals, diagnostic centers, clinics, vaccinations, medical insurance offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, other medical and health services, including support manufacturing and distribution units. This would also include dealers, transport and the supply chain.

2) Manufacture and distribution of vaccines, disinfectants, masks, medical equipment, their auxiliaries, raw material units and support services.

3) Veterinary services / animal shelters and pet food stores.

4) Grocery stores, market gardeners, fruit vendors, dairies, bakeries, confectionery, all types of food businesses.

5) Cold storage and warehousing services.

6) Public transport: planes, trains, taxis, cars and public buses.

7) Services related to the operation of diplomatic offices in various countries.

8) Pre-monsoon activities by local authorities.

9) All utilities by local authorities.

10) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and services designated by RBI as essential.

11) All offices of market infrastructure institutions recognized by SEBI such as stock exchanges, custodians, clearing houses, etc. and other intermediaries registered with SEBI.

12) Services required for the restoration / maintenance of telecommunications services.

13) Transport of goods.

14) Water supply services

15) Activities related to agriculture and all related activities necessary to ensure the seamless continuity of the agricultural sector, including the availability of agricultural inputs, seeds, fertilizers, equipment and their repairs.

16) Import-export of all products.

17) Electronic commerce (only for the provision of essential goods and services)

18) Accredited Mediapersons

19) Pumps for gasoline and petroleum products, including offshore / onshore production

20) All freight services

21) Data centers / cloud services / IT services supporting critical infrastructure and services.

22) Government and private security services.

23) Electricity and gas supply services.

24) ATMs

25) Postal services

26) Ports and related activities

27) Authorized customs agents / multimodal carriers associated with the movement of vaccines / life-saving drugs / pharmaceuticals.

28) Units producing raw materials / packaging materials for all essential services.

29) Units that are engaged in the production of materials for the impending rainy season for individuals and organizations.

30) All services designated as essential services by the local disaster management authority.

Public and private transport

Public transport will operate in the state with restrictions imposed. Failure to do so will result in a fine.

  • Auto-rickshaw: driver, two passengers only
  • Taxi (4 wheels): driver, 50% of capacity (depending on RTO limit)
  • Bus: Total seating capacity according to the RTO limit. No standing passengers will be allowed.
  • Anyone using public transport must wear an appropriate mask. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 500.
  • In four-wheeled taxis, if a person does not wear a mask, the offender and the taxi driver will be fined 500 each.
  • All vehicles must be disinfected after each trip
  • Drivers and other public transport personnel should be vaccinated as soon as possible in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines
  • Automobile and taxi drivers should be encouraged to self-insulate with plastic sheeting or similar material.
  • People who break the Covid protocol on any train will be fined 500.
  • In addition, private transport is only allowed for essential services and in emergencies.

All this will remain closed as is:

1) All movie theaters must remain closed.

2) The drama theater and auditoriums will remain closed.

3) Amusement parks, arcades, video game rooms will remain closed.

4) Water parks must remain closed.

5) Clubs, swimming pools, gymnasiums and sports complexes will remain closed

6) Shooting of films, series, commercials to be closed

7) All stores, malls, shopping centers not engaged in essential services remain closed

8) Public places like beaches, gardens, open spaces, etc. must remain closed during the Janta curfew.

9) All places of religious worship must remain closed.

10) All hairdressing salons, spa, beauty institutes will remain closed.

11) Schools and colleges will remain closed.

12) All private coaching classes of any kind remain closed.

In addition, for political rallies during elections, no more than 200 people can attend an event or 50% of the hall’s capacity.

3.29056 more vaccinated against Covid in Maharashtra

Maharashtra vaccinated an additional 3.29,056 people against Covid-19, bringing the cumulative figure to 1.05.71,680.

The state vaccinated on Monday 6,938 health professionals, 18,854 front-line workers, 1,88,553 people aged 45 to 59 with comorbidities and 1,14,711 elderly people (a total of 3,29,056).

With that, 12,78,391 healthcare workers and 15,58,299 frontline workers have received doses of the Covid vaccine so far.

Likewise, the state has vaccinated 33.83,427 people aged 45 to 59 with co-morbidities, and 43.51,563 elderly people to date.

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