Maharashtra Government Issues Fresh COVID-19 Guidelines Amid Rising Coronavirus cases; Private Offices, Theatres to Operate at 50% Capacity Till March 31

Team Latestly
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Mumbai, March 18: A day after Maharashtra reported the highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, the state government issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines. These measures will be applicable till March 31. As per the state government’s guidelines, All theatres, auditoriums and private offices in Maharashtra will operate with 50 percent capacity.

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People not wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter the premises of offices or theatres. Notable, the government and semi-government offices are allowed to take a call on attendance. As per the order, hand sanitisers must be kept at various locations inside offices, theatres and auditoriums. The state government said that the violation of COVID-19 protocols at these places would attract penalties. Lockdown is an Option, Says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray as COVID-19 Cases Rise Alarmingly.

The manufacturing sector is allowed to function at full capacity. However, manufacturing firms need to follow COVID-19 rules. If any manufacturing firm violates the protocols, it will be closed till the pandemic ends. The government also advised to increase working shifts in order to maintain social distancing.

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Earlier in the day, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged people to follow COVID-19 protocols. Thackeray said that said lockdown is an option if people fail to follow COVID-19 protocols. Talking to reporters in Nandurbar, Thackeray also appealed to people to get vaccinated against the virus without fear.

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 25,833 cases. It was the highest single-day COVID-19 infections in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic. The previous single-day peak of 24,886 cases was registered on September 11, 2020. Maharashtra’s capital city Mumbai on Thursday also witnessed a new high in COVID-19 infection in a single day.