Traveling to Maharashtra? Know the latest guidelines before visiting the state


Maharashtra, which is the worst affected state in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has decided to impose a nighttime curfew between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting tomorrow.

The state is seeing a further rise in the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 and many experts have called it the start of the third wave.

The government of Maharashtra led by Uddhav Thackeray has announced a series of restrictions and rules that must be followed by residents of the state.

According to new guidelines issued by the state government from January 10, people who have completed the double vaccination or have the mandatory negative RTPCR test report that is not older than 72 hours will not be allowed to enter the hospital. ‘State.

“This will apply to air, rail and road passengers. It will apply to drivers, cleaners and other support staff who may be traveling,” he said.

There is no change in local trains as all public transport will operate as usual, but only fully vaccinated people will be allowed.

In other guidelines issued by the state government, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, auditoriums will operate at 50% of their capacity until 10 p.m. Hairdressers and shopping centers will operate at 50% of their capacity.

“Restaurants will operate between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. with mandatory disclosure of full capacity and current visitor numbers on a billboard. Home delivery is permitted daily. The same rule also applies to movie theaters. “, did he declare.

A maximum of 50 people allowed in weddings, 20 in funerals and the last sacraments, 50 in social, religious, cultural, political gatherings. The guidelines further state that only fully vaccinated persons will be allowed on public transport.

In accordance with new COVID-19 guidelines, movement of people in groups of five or more has been restricted from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and no movement has been permitted from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. except for essential services.

Swimming pools, gymnasiums, spas, beauty salons, zoos, museums and amusement parks will remain closed until further notice.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 41,434 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, a new record high and 13 deaths, health officials said. This brought the state’s infection count to 68,756,556 and the death toll to 1,41,627. There are currently 1,733,238 active cases in Maharashtra. As of Friday, the state had recorded 40,925 new cases and 20 deaths.

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