Lockdown 4.0: Maharashtra Government Revises Guidelines

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued revised guidelines in lockdown 4.0. According to the new guidelines, e-commerce activity for essential and non-essential goods and materials has been further extended to the red areas.

The movement of persons is prohibited between 7 pm and 7 am. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC), which connects the assembly of four or more people, continues throughout the state.

All industrial units/construction sites are permitted to operate in the red zones.

The order will come into effect from May 22, 2020.

Maharashtra lockdown guidelines:

What is prohibited

All domestic/international air travel EXCEPT domestic medical services/domestic air ambulance
Metro rail services.

Schools/colleges/educational, coaching, training institutes.

Hotels/restaurants/other hospitality services.

Cinema halls/shopping malls/gymnasiums/swimming pools/entertainment parks/theatres.

Auditoriums/assembly halls

All social/political/sports/religious/academic functions, other gatherings and large congregations
All religious places/places of worship

What is permitted

Online/distance learning

Restaurant kitchens for home delivery

The fresh guidelines give relaxations in red zones. However, private offices will continue to stay shut.
What is permitted in Maharashtra red zones:

All required shops that remain open prior to this order are allowed to remain open.

All non-essential shops will be allowed to continue as per the rest and guidelines issued prior to this order and will operate as per the policy of the concerned Municipal Corporation.

If allowed, home delivery or otherwise liquor shops will continue to operate.

Shops/malls/establishments/industries which are not allowed to open in the red zone will now be allowed to open from 9 am to 5 pm. It is to be noted that they will open only for maintenance purpose. No commercial/production activities will be allowed.

E-commerce activities for essential and non-essential items/materials in the red zone
Permission of four-wheel vehicles in the red zone. One driver and two passengers allowed to travel only for the necessary purpose

Not more than one rider on a two-wheeler

Home delivery of food items is allowed. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday that despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the state would manage to eradicate coronaviruses with the cooperation of the people.

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