It’s been a while since life in Mumbai and Pune was locked indoors. However, considering a fall in COVID-19 cases, Maharastra government has issued a number of relaxations amidst the extended lockdown that’d be continued till August 31. Here is a list of what’s been allowed and not allowed during this lockdown. Read below…
What is Allowed?
- Malls and complexes will be opened and operational between 9am and 7pm from 5 August. Although, areas of concerned gatherings like, theatres, food courts and restaurants in these complexes will remain shut.
- Food courts and restaurants in malls are allowed only for home delivery.
- Non-team outdoor sports like golf, firing ranges for practises, gymnastics, tennis, badminton will be allowed with social distancing and sanitation measures.
- Rules and guidelines for private-public transports have been issued. Cab- 3 passengers, auto-rickshaws-2 passengers, four-wheelers- 1+3 and two-wheelers- 2 passengers are allowed but only for essential practises.
- Shops catering only essential supplies can stay open from 9am to 7pm.
- Non-essential markets and shops can function between 9am and 7pm.
- E-commerce deliveries (essential/ non-essential) can continue.
- Inter-district travel within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is allowed for essential services and travel for offices.
What is not allowed?
- Gyms and fitness centres will remain shut.
- Swimming pools will remain inaccessible.
- Stepping outdoors for non-essential practises like shopping and outdoor exercises are not allowed, with or without masks.
- Long-distance travelling for non-essential reasons is still not allowed. One needs to have an e-pass to do so.
- A night curfew will be practised 10pm to 5am.