Earlier this year, the state of Maharashtra was badly hit due to the second wave of COVID-19. The positive cases in the state kept rising. In order to curb the rapid spread of the virus, the Maharashtra government took crucial decisions and announced the lockdown. A few months back, with a drop in the positive cases, the state government provided relaxations in places with low positive and growth rate. As per a report, the government has now decided to provide relaxations in 25 districts.
According to a PTI report, Maharashtra government has allowed hotels, cinema halls to operate with 50% occupancy. The report mentioned that the government is likely to provide relaxations in 25 districts, including Mumbai. The reported stated that the state government is also considering the proposal to open suburban train travel in the city. As per the report, the citizens who have taken both the shots of the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to travel.
As per the report, on Thursday, Health minister Rajesh Tope informed that the government has decided to keep things open on Saturday with restrictions. He added, “Hotels and shops timings will increase till 8-9 pm. But they need to ensure staff is fully vaccinated, they’ll be allowed to function on 50% capacity.” Earlier, Tope had said, “The positivity rate and growth rate of 11 districts are still more than the state average, where the state government will not be able to give any relaxations. There is a need to provide relaxations in the rest of the 25 districts, having minimal positivity rate and growth rate.”
Meanwhile, cinema halls in some parts of Maharashtra had opened in May. The theatres screened Salman Khan’s film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Also Read: As Lockdown Eases, Movie Theatres Maybe Back In Business: Sooryavanshi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, '83 To Release In Cinemas?
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