Covid-19 restrictions in Maharashtra till Jan 31

Coronavirus restrictions in Maharashtra extended till January 31

The seven-hour night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am will continue till 5 January, 2021

Passengers undergo thermal screening, amid coronavirus pandemic, at Bandra Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai. Credit: PTI Photo

Amid tense moments over the new coronavirus strain and the threat of a second Covid-19 wave, the Uddhav Thackeray-government in Maharashtra has decided to extend lockdown measures into the new year.

The measures would be in force till January 31, 2021, according to state’s chief secretary Sanjay Kumar.

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However, as part of Mission Begin Again, restarting of activities and some services will continue in a phased manner.

Besides, the seven-hour night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am will continue till 5 January, 2021, in all 27 municipal towns including Mumbai and as per need in other areas based on the assessment of district collectors.

Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.