Tuesday, 19 October 2021

5 Categories of Maharashtra Unlock Restrictions

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Maharashtra government came up with five category restrictions late on Friday. It issued a detailed notification regarding its plan to unlock the state and categories of restrictions based on weekly data.

Maharashtra government issued a notification regarding its plan to unlock the state in five categories of restrictions.

Maharashtra government on Friday issued a detailed notification regarding its plan to unlock the state of restrictions based on weekly data and categories them (based on Positive rate, Covid cases, Oxygen bed occupancy in district)

Districts and cities with a positivity rate of less than 5% and oxygen bed occupancy of less than 25 can open up entire public transport weddings, gyms, salons, restaurants, shops, theatres, malls. 

All Offices can run at their full potential, and restriction regarding having a valid e-pass has also been lifted unless the travel is to places currently considered under the 5th category.

Officials stated

"While relaxations have been given, some larger oxygen consumption-related triggers have been kept at the state level, which if crossed will see all pieces cease to exist.

Only essential shops will be allowed to run during the partial lockdown in Mumbai.

essential shops lockdown maharashtra lockdownOnly essential shops running during the partial lockdown in Mumbai

Maharashtra Unlock: Level 2 Category

Districts and cities that have a positivity rate of less than 5% but have oxygen bed occupancy of 25-40%

  • Shops shall remain open as per regular timings.
  • Malls, Gyms, Salons, Restaurants, and Theatres can run with 50% capacity
  • Weddings can take place with a 50% capacity or a maximum of 100 people.
  • Offices can open up with 100% capacity.
  • Sports activities are restricted to 5 am-9 pm and 5 pm-9 pm
  • All industries can operate as regular norms

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Maharashtra Unlock: Level 3 Category.

It covers Districts and cities with a weekly positivity rate of 5-10% or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 40%. It includes Mumbai, which has a positivity rate of 5.56% and bed occupancy of 32.51%

  • Shops timing will be till 4 pm on all days
  • Malls, theatres, and auditoriums will be closed.
  • Restaurants, Gyms, Salons at 50% capacity and dine-in till 4 pm, only on weekdays.
  • Public places will be open from 5 am to 9 am.
  • Local trains for the general public not allowed.
  • Public transport will be allowed 100%.

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Maharashtra Unlock: Level 4 Category.

Districts and cities with a weekly positivity rate of 10-20% or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 60%.

  • Essential shops timing will be till 4 pm
  • Takeaways from Restaurants
  • Public transport will be allowed at 50%

Maharashtra Unlock: Level 5 Category

It covers Districts and cities with a weekly positivity rate of more than 20% or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 75%.

Most current restrictions will continue.

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