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Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till August 31, 2020, Malls To Reopen Partially From August 5, 2020

Lawstreet Journal 31 Jul 2020 10:36pm

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The Government of Maharashtra, through a notice published on July 29, 2020, declared its decision to extend the lockdown in the state till August 31, 2020, with regards to rising coronavirus cases, which has now crossed the 4-lakh mark.

The resolution has been initiated as an "emergency step to prevent and contain" the rising number of COVID-19 instances, said a notification issued by Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar.

Incorporating the Mission Begin Again initiative, malls, and market complexes which is not inclusive of theatres, food courts and restaurants will be working from 9 am to 7 pm from August 5, the notification mentioned.

The government, in June 2020, took the decision to lengthen the lockdown till July 31, 2020, amongst a formidable growth of the amount of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maharashtra.

The order noted that the movement of individuals for reasons that involve non-essential work like shopping and outdoor exercises will be restricted within limits of neighboring areas with the necessary precautions of wearing masks, social distancing, and personal hygiene. 

Movement without any restrictions will be permitted just for going to the open places of work and for medical reasons, the notification said. 

Large gatherings of individuals and congregations are to remain banned, and marriage-related gatherings will have to be limited to 50 guests, it mentioned. The highest number of persons allowed at funerals will be 20, it mentioned further. 

Kitchens of food courts and restaurants will be permitted to start in those malls which will be restricted to those that have home delivery systems in place, it added. 

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