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Maharashtra takes baby steps #MissionBeginAgain to ease lockdown

Maharashtra government announced gradual steps to ease the ongoing lockdown as part #MissionBeginAgain


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Jun 2020 6:18 AM GMT

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced gradual steps to ease the ongoing lockdown as part #MissionBeginAgain, with no suburban trains or Metro Rail in Mumbai and continuation of night curfew, starting June 1.

All senior citizens aged above 65, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 will have to remain at home except for essential or medical services, a state government order said this evening.

A night curfew will remain in force from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. till June 30, and complete lockdown will continue in 'containment zones', except for essential services.

The containment zones range from a housing colony to a slum, a building, lane, village, police station jurisdiction, etc, which will be demarcated by the local authorities concerned, said the order.

In the municipal corporations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and municipal corporations of Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur, additional activities shall be permitted barring the containment zones.

Accordingly, from June 3, limited duration outdoor individual physical activities like walking, jogging, cycling in open spaces like society compounds, playgrounds, beaches, is allowed. Cycling is particularly advised as it automatically ensures physical distancing. (IANS)

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