Maharashtra extends Covid-19 lockdown till October 31, Mumbai local to allow dabbawalas
Maharashtra, which is one of the states in India worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic has registered nearly 1.4 million cases and 36,662 deaths till now.Updated: Sep 30, 2020, 21:13 IST
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday said that the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease has been extended till October 31.
However, hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars will be allowed to operate from October 5 with 50% capacity, the state government added.
The Central Railway is set to introduce eight additional services in Mumbai, including two ladies special trains from October 1 in order to reduce overcrowding.
Four of the new special trains will run on the main line, including two ladies specials between CSMT-Kalyan stations, while four services would run on Thane-Vashi Trans- harbour line.
Apart from this, Dabbawalahs will be allowed to board local trains and all trains within the state will start services with immediate effect.
Maharashtra, which is one of the states in India worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic has registered nearly 1.4 million cases and 36,662 deaths till now. The active cases in the state are over 260,000 while 1,088,322 people have recovered.
Maharashtra is the highest contributor to the country’s Covid-19 tally in terms of both active and recovered cases.
Meanwhile, the Union home ministry on Wednesday issued guidelines for re-opening of economic activities across country amid the prevailing Covid-19 situation. Although there is a surge in Covid-19 cases, further relaxations have been offered by the Centre.
Cinema halls, multiplexes will be allowed to open from October 15 while for re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, state/ UTs have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15.