Mumbai: The Uddhav government of the state has increased restrictions as the corona virus cases are uncontrolled in Maharashtra. This order will be in force till May 1. According to the new guidelines released, all government offices will run with the presence of only 15 percent employees. It was 50 per cent earlier. Institutions with Covid-19 management will be exempted in this case.
It may be noted that the official notification from the government did not use the world ‘lockdown’ as had been the general expectation.
Restrictions will also be imposed on weddings and only 25 people will be able to attend the ceremony. Under the new restrictions, the wedding ceremony will have to be arranged in a single hall and should be completed in two hours as a single event. A fine of Rs 50,000 will be imposed for violating the rules.
Private vehicles (except buses) will be able to run only for urgent or emergency services, with 50 percent capacity of seating capacity. This journey can only take place in the same city. The government has also disallowed travelling from one district to another or from one city to another. Only in certain cases, like a funeral or medical emergencies, people will be allowed to travel from one city or district to another. Private buses can run with 50 percent capacity.