Maharashtra Announces 5-Level Unlock Plan; Relaxations In Districts With Covid Positivity Rate less 5%

Maharashtra govt has decided to lift the lockdown restrictions in districts with below than 5% Covid positivity rate and Oxygen bed occupancy less than 25 per cent.

Maharashtra Unlock: As the daily number of Coronavirus cases continues to deteriorate, the Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced a five-phase plan to reduce restrictions in the province under the second wave of the deadly virus.

Under the five-level plan, the government will reduce restrictions on districts with low positivity rate and the level of oxygen beds in the area. Restrictions such as locks in Maharashtra will be removed from June 4 in 18 of the 36 districts.

Districts with the lowest positivity rate will have no restrictions.

As per the announcement, lockdown can be lifted completely in districts categorised as Level 1 and government has identified 18 such districts inlucding Thane. Mumbai, which gained praises for containing Covid spread in significanly less time, is on Level 2.

Maharashtra Unlock Level 1

Provinces have decided to remove all regional confinement restrictions on districts with less than 5 percent Covid positivity rate and Oxygen bed rest less than 25 percent from tomorrow i.e. Friday (June 4).

As an order, restaurants, shopping malls, shops, gyms, beauty salons and other activities will be allowed to open in districts including Thane, Aurangabad, Gondia, Jalgaon, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalna, Nagpur, Wardha, Latur, Landatur , Nashik, Parban, Washim, and Javatmal.

Wedding activities and public entertainment will also be allowed in certain areas.

As Mumbai falls below Level 2 at the moment, local train services will continue to be suspended. As soon as the financial capital rises to level 1, local trains will be allowed to operate.

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Maharashtra Covid Tally

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 15,169 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 57,76,184, and 285 fresh deaths and also added 268 previously unreported fatalities.

As many as 29,270 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the number of recovered cases to 54,60,589, a statement from the health department said

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