As the Corona cases in Maharashtra are declining, the government is preparing to grant exemptions from certain sanctions. The government has announced that a five-phase unlock process will be implemented in Maharashtra from Monday based on the Covid positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds in the state.
In accordance with the Covid-19 situation in the districts of the state, exemption limits were determined. According to these guidelines, the Department of Public Health will review the situation in Corona every Thursday. According to Maharashtra government orders, unlock will have minimum limits at the first level and higher limits at the fifth level. Or the lockdown continues.
The First level restrictions are imposed in areas with a positivity rate of less than five percent, or in areas with less than 25 percent oxygen beds. The government grants permission to open shops, malls, theaters, and restaurants.. The private and government offices will run. And also permission is granted for weddings and funerals. The Local trains are also run.
If the positivity rate is less than five percent and the oxygen bed occupancy is between 25 and 40 percent, the second level is considered. Here too the permissions are the same as at the first level. However, only 50 per cent occupancy is allowed in theaters, gyms, weddings and restaurants. The Local train services are limited.
In the third level, the positivity rate should be 5 to 10 percent and the oxygen beds should be above 40 percent. In such a situation shops are allowed to be open only till 4 pm. The Malls and theaters are closed. The restaurants can only be operated until 4pm with 50 percent capacity. Public places are open from 5 AM. to 9 PM. Private offices with 50 percent capacity are only allowed to open until 4 p.m. Only 50 people are allowed to attend the wedding. Only 20 people are required to attend the funeral.
Shops, malls and theaters are closed on the fourth level. The grocery stores are only allowed to open until 4 p.m. Pickup or home delivery is permitted in restaurants. Government offices are run at 25 percent staff capacity. The government allows only 25 people to attend the wedding and only 20 people will be allowed to attend the funeral.
The last and fifth level, the situation is similar to a lockdown. The grocery shops are only open till 4 pm. Food delivery will be provided to restaurants. Malls, shopping centers and gyms are closed.
In the last 24 hours, more than 14,000 new corona cases have been registered in Maharashtra.