Maharashtra Govt Extends Lockdown Restrictions Till Feb 28 Due to Surge in Infections

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The Maharashtra government on Friday extended till February 28, 2021 the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions in the state. A circular to this effect was issued by the state government.

”The state is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 virus and the government feels the need to take emergency measures,” the circular said. The government’s guidelines to operationalise ’Mission Begin Again’ for easing of restrictions and phase-wise opening will remain in force till February 28, it said.

The activities already allowed and permitted from time-to-time shall continue, it added. Till Thursday night, there were 20,18,413 coronavirus positive cases in the state, where 50,944 people have succumbed to the infection.