COVID-19 lockdown extended in Maharashtra till July 31

Maharashtra government on Monday announced extension of coronavirus lockdown till July 31.

“It is directed that, considering the local conditions the concerned district collector and the commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the state may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and the movement of persons to contain the spread of the epidemic,”said Ajoy Mehta, Chief Secretary, government of Maharashtra.

He added that it is further directed that the movement of persons for the purposes of non-essential activities like shopping and the outdoor exercises, shall be restricted with the neighbourhood area limits with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene.

Maharashtra is the worst affected coronavirus state in the country with a total of 1,64,626 cases of which 7,429 patients have lost their lives due to the infection.

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