Know how Maharashtra govt is battling Covid-19 pandemic

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LAST UPDATED: Feb. 19, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

Vibhuti Kakkar, Mumbai: New coronavirus guidelines have been issued by the MahaVikas Aghadi government across various districts in Maharashtra because of the increase in the Covid-19 cases.

Around 5000 new Covid-19 cases have been registered on a daily basis in Maharashtra for almost a week.

A 10-day lockdown has been imposed in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra and a weekend lockdown was imposed in the Amravati district of Maharashtra.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also received a new set of rules due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in districts of Maharashtra.

Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal stated that the citizens flouting rules for home isolation, weddings and public gatherings will be prosecuted.

Lockdown in Yavatmal – Due to an increase in Covi-19 cases since one week, 10 day lockdown has been imposed by the administration in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district from yesterday night.

The schools for classes 5-9, colleges and coaching centers will remain shut till February 28 in the Yavatmal district.

Thereafter, Yavatmal collector DM said “50 people will be allowed at weddings.”

The religious places will remain open but proper precautions will be taken. Also, the Restaurants and hotels will remain open from 8 am to 9:30 pm while the markets and shops will be allowed to open till 8 pm.

Weekend lockdown in Amravati: Weekend lockdown has been announced from 8 pm on Saturday to 7 am on Monday, said Amravati collector Shailesh Naval.

During the weekend lockdown markets and crowded shops will remain shut but the necessities will not be affected. Naval further added that all the establishments including hotels and restaurants during the weekdays will remain open till 8 pm.

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The Civic body will be appointing 300 marshals in order to take action against the passengers not following the rules and not wearing the masks in Suburban railways. The aim is to catch 25000 offenders daily.

The BMC also said that action will be taken against people not wearing masks in public and will also take action against gymnasiums and function halls if the proper safety norms are not being followed. Maximum 50 guests will be allowed to enter function halls and the restaurants will be allowed to operate with 50% of occupancy.

People defying the rules for home quarantine and in any case of violation, an offence will be registered against them, the Civic body said.

Moreover, travelers arriving at Mumbai airport from Brazil will have to remain in 7 days institutional quarantine because of the new stain of Covd-19 discovered. It will be mandatory to remain in 7 days quarantine.

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