Mumbai, Apr 4: The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced that night curfew will be imposed in the entire state between 8pm to 7am citing the galloping rise of Covid-19 cases in the state.
To curb the resurgence of numbers, the government has also decided that the state will undergo a weekend lockdown on every Friday from 8pm, informed Minority Affairs Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik after the cabinet meeting.
Enforcement of Strict restrictions will be implemented from Monday 8 pm onwards following which shopping malls, bars, restaurants, small shops will be open only for take-aways and parcels. The Government offices are allowed to function only at 50 per cent of their capacity, he added.
Industries and production sector, vegetable markets will follow Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for functioning and construction sites can operate only if there is accommodation facility for workers.
On the other hand, theatres, drama theatres, parks and playgrounds will be shut, whereas film and television shootings can continue with no crowds. Religious places have to follow the SoPs.
However, the public transport system will remain functional during this period and essential services have been exempted from the existing night curfew, said the minister.
Inspite of all the enforcement, Mumbai city guardian minister Aslam Shaikh, asked the offices to encourage work from home procedures except for insurance, mediclaim, electricity and civic offices till the situation comes in control.