Maha lockdown extended till July 31

A day after issuing a stern warning to citizens against making a picnic out of lockdown relaxations, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray extended the lockdown till July 31. No new loosening of curbs will be announced, but the relaxations granted earlier under ‘Mission Begin Again’ will continue, an order issued by Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta states.

The order further states that wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and other measures will continue to prevail. Inter-district movement of people as well as long-distance travelling without any emergency is prohibited.

The guidelines also give powers to collectors and municipal commissioners to curtail movement if cases rise. While Navi Mumbai has already imposed a complete lockdown in its 10 containment zones until July 5, Thane announced a 10-day lockdown for its containment zones from July 2.

Mehta said, “It is directed that the movement of persons for the purposes of non-essential activities like shopping and outdoor exercises, shall be restricted within the neighbourhood area limits with all prescribed mandatory precautions.” Here’s a look at what’s allowed and what’s not in the state.


All essential shops, which were allowed to remain open before the Monday’s order.

All non-essential shops will continue to operate as per relaxations issued vide orders May 31 and June 4.

All non-essential markets, market areas and shops, except malls and market complexes, will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm. Earlier, they were permitted to stay open from 9 am to 9 pm.

Private offices can operate with up to 10 per cent strength or 10 people, whichever is more.

State government offices can operate with 15 per cent strength or 15 people, whichever is higher.

As per an order issued on June 23, weddings with 50 people in non-AC halls and in open air venues will be allowed across the state.

Liquor shops will continue to operate and provide home delivery wherever permitted.

E-commerce activity for essential as well as non- essential items and materials.

Food home delivery.

Activities related to self-employed people like plumbers, carpenters and technicians with social distancing norms.

Garages from 9 am to 5 pm.

Petrol pumps from 7 am to 7 pm.

All industrial units which are currently open will continue to operate.

Work at all public and private construction sites, which has already commenced.

All pre-monsoon works.

Movement of people in: Taxis: Only essential (2 passengers) Autos: Only essential (2 passengers) Private four-wheelers: Only essential (2 persons) Two-wheelers: Only essential (1 rider)


Inter-state road movement.

Inter-district plying of buses.

All visits outdoors, barring for essentials or for specified employment purposes.

Schools, colleges, coaching centres.

Shopping malls and market complexes.

Hospitality businesses like hotels.

Places of worship.

Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums and assembly halls.

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