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Considering the rising infections, Maharashtra government imposes stricter restrictions


Considering the rising infections, the Maharashtra government imposes stricter restrictions


As the number of COVID-19 cases keeps on rising, with Maharastra reporting the highest single-day spike in cases this year with a fatality rate at 2.22%, the government announced certain restrictions.

They released a statement stating the numerous restrictions. The government has ordered a ban on all political, religious, and social gatherings and private offices to function at 50% capacity. These new COVID-19 guidelines will stay in effect from 20th March till 31st March.

During this period, all drama theatres and auditoriums are also allowed to operate but at 50% capacity. Everyone visiting these places must correctly wear their facemasks, otherwise they won’t be given entry.

At all theatres and auditoriums, there must be a temperature measuring device and hand sanitization facilities must also be provided.


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “In view of the highest number of cases on Thursday since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, the district administration should speed up contact tracing and implementation of restrictions and safety protocols.”

The Union Health Ministry expressed its worry over the recent spike in the state, especially Mumbai and Pune, in their meetings with the state government.

On Thursday, Maharashtra CM asked all commissioners to ensure that these coronavirus restrictions are followed in their division.

There were over 25 thousand fresh new cases in Maharastra on 18th March which is the highest in a day this year. The three most hit cities are Nagpur, Mumbai, and Pune in this order.

Just a few weeks ago, the Health Secretary Pradeep Vyas cautioned that if the daily spike in cases continues in the same fashion, the state would have three lakh active cases in the first week of April. And the numbers follow this prediction. The total number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai after 18th March jumped to 3,52,851 and the active number of cases rose to 1,66,353.


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