Maharashtra Govt extends lockdown till May 31

(Eds: adds details) Mumbai, May 17 (PTI) Maharashtra government on Sunday extended the lockdown in the state till May 31, an official said.

State Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta has issued an order notifying extension of the lockdown, the official said.

'The calibrated phase-wise relaxation/lifting of lockdown orders will be notified in due course,' the order said.

The present lockdown was valid from May 2 to 17.

'Lockdown 3.0 ends today. Lockdown 4.0 will come into effect tomorrow and will be valid till May 31. There will be some relaxations in the fourth phase,' he said.

'The green and orange zones will get more relaxations, in terms of starting more services. As of now only essential services are operational, he said.

Maharashtra has recorded 30,706 COVID-19 cases of which 22,479 are active. The death toll is 1135, while 7,088 patients have been discharged after recovery. PTI ND VT VT VT