Mumbai: The Maharashtra government extended the lockdown-like restrictions on Thursday in the state till June 1 to break the chain of coronavirus. Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte in an order announced that the curbs will remain in force till 7 am on June 1.
According to the latest order, additional restrictions include mandatory negative RT-PCR test report for individuals entering the state by any mode of transport.
The COVID test report will also have to be issued within 48 hours ahead of the time of entry into the state.
All restrictions enforced as per earlier orders for people arriving from places of “sensitive origin” will be applicable to anyone arriving from any part of the country into the state, the order said.
In case of cargo carriers, not more than two people will be allowed to travel in those vehicles.
If the carriers are originating from outside Maharashtra,they will be allowed with a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hours before the time of entry into the state and will be valid for seven days, the order said.
The lockdown-like curbs were earlier imposed in the state on April 5. The restrictions were further imposed back on April 15 with Section 144 of the CrPc, banning assembly of more than five people at places.
India’s fight against COVID-19
India reported more than 3,62,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the country recorded 3,62,727 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning. A significant increase of nearly 12,000 cases was seen from a previous day high of 3,48,421 infections on May 12.
These new COVID-19 cases has pushed the country’s total tally to 2,37,03,665 in the country as on May 13.
The country also saw a slight increase in active cases from the previous day. From a total of 37,04,099 active cased logged on Wednesday, the country recorded 37,10,525 active cases on the early hours of Thursday.