Photos: Restaurants reopen in Maharashtra after nearly six months

Nearly 1.20 lakh hotels of the total 4 lakh hotels and restaurants in Maharashtra reopened with 50% capacity on October 5, after the state issued Covid- 19 related guidelines for hotels and restaurants to reopen on October 3. 30% of those establishments that resumed business after six months were met with a mixed customer response as some saw only 10% of their pre-Covid-19 turnover. On October 5 itself, Maharashtra reported 10,244 Covid-19 infections, its lowest spike in 49 days.

Updated On Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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A server wears a face-shield while carrying orders at Liberty Hotel in Mumbai on October 5. Hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars in Maharashtra resumed services on October 5, after a gap of nearly six months in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A server wears a face-shield while carrying orders at Liberty Hotel in Mumbai on October 5. Hotels, food courts, restaurants and bars in Maharashtra resumed services on October 5, after a gap of nearly six months in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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Social distancing measures seen in place as customers dine at Liberty Hotel in Mumbai on October 5. Nearly 1.20 lakh hotels of the total 4 lakh hotels and restaurants in Maharashtra resumed business with fifty percent capacity on October 5, after the state issued Covid- 19 related guidelines for hotels and restaurants to reopen on October 3. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Social distancing measures seen in place as customers dine at Liberty Hotel in Mumbai on October 5. Nearly 1.20 lakh hotels of the total 4 lakh hotels and restaurants in Maharashtra resumed business with fifty percent capacity on October 5, after the state issued Covid- 19 related guidelines for hotels and restaurants to reopen on October 3. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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A restaurant in service under social distancing norms at Chembur in Mumbai on October 5. “There is happiness among the patrons who came to dine on the first day. We are taking all precautions to ensure their safety and also requesting them for prior reservation so that we can plan better,” Amrish Arora, Managing Director of Fountain Hospitality Private Limited that runs four restaurants in Mumbai told HT. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A restaurant in service under social distancing norms at Chembur in Mumbai on October 5. “There is happiness among the patrons who came to dine on the first day. We are taking all precautions to ensure their safety and also requesting them for prior reservation so that we can plan better,” Amrish Arora, Managing Director of Fountain Hospitality Private Limited that runs four restaurants in Mumbai told HT. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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Workers sanitize the premises of a restaurant ahead of its reopening at Lower Parel in Mumbai on October 3. The directorate of tourism department in Maharashtra issued extensive guidelines on October 3 for reopening that included pre-booking of seats, Covid-19 hygiene while serving food, seating arrangements, table etiquette, hospitality norms, entry-exit and washroom hygiene, norms for regular ventilation of premises and disinfection routines, digital or disposable paper menus etc., HT reported. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Workers sanitize the premises of a restaurant ahead of its reopening at Lower Parel in Mumbai on October 3. The directorate of tourism department in Maharashtra issued extensive guidelines on October 3 for reopening that included pre-booking of seats, Covid-19 hygiene while serving food, seating arrangements, table etiquette, hospitality norms, entry-exit and washroom hygiene, norms for regular ventilation of premises and disinfection routines, digital or disposable paper menus etc., HT reported. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A man uses his phone while sitting inside a cement pipe at Khar danda in Mumbai on, September 27. On the same day as the eateries reopened, Maharashtra also reported 10,244 Covid-19 infections, its lowest spike in 49 days, according to HT’s report. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A man uses his phone while sitting inside a cement pipe at Khar danda in Mumbai on, September 27. On the same day as the eateries reopened, Maharashtra also reported 10,244 Covid-19 infections, its lowest spike in 49 days, according to HT’s report. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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Diners enjoy a meal at Growel’s 101 Mall after eateries reopened for dining in Mumbai on October 5. In addition to the eateries, Industrial and manufacturing units of non-essential units also resumed their operations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on October 5. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

Diners enjoy a meal at Growel’s 101 Mall after eateries reopened for dining in Mumbai on October 5. In addition to the eateries, Industrial and manufacturing units of non-essential units also resumed their operations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on October 5. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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A BJP rally leads to traffic congestion in Diva city, Thane on October 4. “Cases are declining in the state, a good sign. This is because areas such as Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, which were contributing most cases, are now seeing fewer infections,” a senior official who did not wished to be named told HT. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A BJP rally leads to traffic congestion in Diva city, Thane on October 4. “Cases are declining in the state, a good sign. This is because areas such as Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, which were contributing most cases, are now seeing fewer infections,” a senior official who did not wished to be named told HT. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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A street vendor sells light balloons at Juhu Beach in Mumbai on October 5. The decline has been attributed to Pune, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik, Solapur and Jalgaon. In Pune, the daily caseload dropped to 2,396 on October 3, from four weeks ago, while Nagpur saw a drop to 631 cases, from 787 during this period. Kolhapur, Solapur and Sangli reported a decline to 315, 338 and 205 cases from 714, 703 and 888 cases respectively. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 05:57 PM IST

A street vendor sells light balloons at Juhu Beach in Mumbai on October 5. The decline has been attributed to Pune, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik, Solapur and Jalgaon. In Pune, the daily caseload dropped to 2,396 on October 3, from four weeks ago, while Nagpur saw a drop to 631 cases, from 787 during this period. Kolhapur, Solapur and Sangli reported a decline to 315, 338 and 205 cases from 714, 703 and 888 cases respectively. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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