Maharashtra Faces Covid-19 Surge, Here Is A Full List Of New Restrictions

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In the wake of a spike in COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra government has imposed fresh set of restrictions in different districts to mitigate the spread of the virus. Here’s a list of new restrictions-

Complete Lockdown in Amravati-

A week-long complete lockdown has been announced in the Amravati District of Maharashtra, the state government said on Sunday. The lockdown will commence from Monday.

“A one-week complete lockdown will remain in force in Amravati district excluding Achalpur city. Only the essential services are permitted to operate,” Guardian Minister Yashomati Thakur told reporters.

Night Curfew Likely in Yatvmal, Nagpur-

Earlier today, Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar told ANI, “In view of rising COVID-19 cases in districts like Nagpur, Amravati and Yatvmal, the Maharashtra Government is thinking of imposing a night curfew in the districts. A meeting will be chaired by the Chief Minister soon to make a decision.”

The state administration has been acting on high alert amid rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra.

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Travel Restrictions in Maharashtra- 

A negative report of the RT-PCR test is required if you are travelling to Maharashtra from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala.This is applicable to all travellers irrespective of whether they are travelling by flights, trains or by road.

For air passengers, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flights. For rail passengers, the report should be within 96 hours before their train. Passengers arriving by road will also be screened at the state border.

Those who will not be carrying a negative report will be checked and if they display symptoms, then they will have to undergo an antigen test.

BMC Stays On High Alert-

Apart from this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today has filed a complaint at Andheri police station against four international passengers from Dubai for violating the mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine guideline for international travellers.

On Saturday, BMC fined a total of 16,154 people for not wearing face masks at public places in Mumbai. Rs 32,30,800 has been collected by BMC on this single-day drive. Most of the people were fined at places like restaurants, theatres, gyms and clubs.

An FIR has also been registered against a restaurant in Mumbai’s Bandra West after a BMC team conducted a raid last night and found a gathering of 200 people. BMC also fined the restaurant of Rs 50,000 for flouting COVID-19 rules.

(With Inputs From ANI)

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