Maharashtra Ends Covid Restrictions: 100% Capacity Allowed In Cinemas, Restaurants In Mumbai, Pune

Public and private offices can operate at full capacity.

As daily Covid cases decline, the Maharashtra government said that it will lift nearly all restrictions in the state.

Functioning Unrestricted

Restaurants, shopping complexes, cinema halls and theatres will be allowed to function at full capacity in 14 districts, including Mumbai.

Swimming pools, religious places, entertainment parks can also function at 100% capacity in the 14 districts.

Offices And Schools Reopen

Public and private offices can operate at full capacity. 

Offline classes can resume at all academic institutions including preschools and anganwadis

However, full vaccination is still required in order to enter public spaces including public transport, malls, theatres, restaurants, religious places and tourist places.

If Not Fully Vaccinated..

Those fully vaccinated can also undertake interstate travel.

Those who are not fully vaccinated will have to produce a negative RTPCR report valid for 72 hours.

Districts Without Restrictions

Maximum relaxations have been granted to Mumbai, Pune, Bhandara, Sindhudurg, Nagpur, Satara, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Wardha, Sangli, Gondia, Chandrapur and Kolhapur, where Covid-19 cases are lowest, and which have been categorised as ‘List A’ areas.

These have been selected since over 90% of the population has received the first vaccination dose and over 70% has received the second dose. 

Positivity rate is less than 10% and oxygen or ICU bed occupancy is below 40%.

Administrative units excluded from this list shall operate at 50% capacity.

Districts With 50% Restrictions

Social, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious, political and festival-linked events will be permitted in the excluded districts at half capacity.

This includes events related to marriages and funerals and other gatherings and congregations.

However, if a gathering is expected to be of more than 1,000 persons, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will have to be informed which may impose reasonable restrictions.

For other districts, attendance at such events will be capped at 50% capacity or 200, whichever is less.

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