Maharashtra Announces Night Curfew, Weekend Lockdown Amid Covid Spike

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The rules include a curfew from 8 pm to 7 am; gatherings of five or more banned throughout the day; malls, restaurants and bars will be closed; home delivery and essential services will be allowed.

Maharashtra Announces Night Curfew, Weekend Lockdown Amid Covid Spike

Maharashtra announced new restrictions starting Monday amid a surge in coronavirus cases.



Mumbai:

The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced new restrictions including a night curfew in the state and a “strict lockdown” over the weekends from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 pm amid an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases.

The rules, which come into effect tomorrow, include a curfew from 8 pm to 7 am; gatherings of five or more banned throughout the day; malls, restaurants and bars will be closed; home delivery and essential services will be allowed.

Industrial operations and construction activity will be allowed. Rules to control crowding in vegetable markets will be introduced.

Film shoots will be allowed without crowds but theatres will be closed.

Everything except essential services will be closed on weekends.

There will be no restrictions on traffic but public transport will run at 50 per cent capacity.

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