The Maharashtra Government issued new guidelines under Section 144 observing that the State of Maharashtra is threatened with the spread of COVID- 19 virus, and therefore it is imperative to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of virus.
The new restrictions are imposed in the State with effect from 8 PM on 14th April, 2021 till 7 AM on 1st, May, 2021 to break the chain of transmission.
All the establishments, public places, activities, services shall remain closed. Hotel and restaurants will remain closed, only take-away and home deliveries would be allowed.
The order allows public transport fully operational but with certain restrictions. The local trains and buses would continue, but only essential service providers would be allowed to use the public transport. No standing passengers will be allowed.
All persons using public transport to compulsorily wear mask in a proper manner barring which fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on the offenders. No religious, social, cultural or political functions of any kind to be allowed; Marriages will be allowed only with maximum of 25 people present.
The order is in supersession of the ‘Break the Chain’ orders issued by the State Government.