☝️ Looking at the rising cases of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government on Friday extended the lockdown restrictions in the state till December 31.
❌ Issuing an order, the state government, however, said that the restrictions will continue in containment zones.
“The directions and guidelines issued on September 30 and October 14 to operationalise ‘Mission Begin Again’ for easing of restrictions and phase-wise opening will remain in force till December 31 for containment of COVID-19,” the order stated.
The development comes at a time when the state on Friday recorded 6,185 new COVID-19 cases, 4,089 recoveries, and 85 deaths
The total tally in the state at present is 18,08,550. In the wake of the unlock guidelines issued by the Centre, the state had in the last couple of months, eased several lockdown restrictions.
The state government said that the revised guidelines have been issued from time to time by allowing resumption of various activities as part of the “Mission Begin Again”.
Earlier this week, the government allowed reopening of places of worship. Schools for students from Class 9 to 12 have also reopened in some parts of the state this week. Hotels and bars have been already allowed to reopen.