MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the state government will impose Section 144 starting 8 pm on April 14 till 7 am on May 1 to break the chain of the deadly coronavirus infection.
Further, a strict curfew will be upheld with only emergency services remaining open between 7 am and 8 pm daily.
In a video address, Thackeray said the state government is continuously upgrading the healthcare infrastructure but it is under pressure. "There is a shortage of medical oxygen, beds and the demand for Remdesivir has also increased," he said.
The CM also said he will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to request him to provide the Indian Air Force's assistance in the supply of oxygen for medical use from nearby states.
What's allowed during Maharashtra curfew
*Services and activities falling in the 'essential category' are exempted.
*All restaurants and bars to remain closed for in-dining. Home delivery services allowed.
*Local train and bus services for essential services only
*Petrol pumps, financial institutions associated with SEBI, and construction work to continue.
What's not allowed during Maharashtra curfew
*Cinema halls, theatres, swimming pools, gyms, and sports complexes to remain closed.
*Shooting for film/serials/advertisements to be closed.
*Public places like beaches, gardens, open spaces etc shall remain closed.
*Religious places of worship to remain closes.
*Barbershops, spas, salons, and beauty parlours to remain closed.
*All schools and colleges to remain closed.
*Students who have to attend any exam will be allowed to travel along with one adult, on basis of a valid hall ticket.
*All private coaching classes to remain closed.