The state of Maharashtra, home to the financial hub Mumbai and Bollywood film production, will continue with lock down measures until July 31 as the number of cases steadily rise.
The state government has issued fresh guidelines for what it has named “Mission Begin Again.” This includes movement for non-essential activities to be restricted within neighborhoods in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
“It is further directed that the movement of persons for the purposes of non-essential activities like shopping and the outdoor exercises, shall be restricted within the neighborhood area limits with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene,” a statement issued by the government read.
Only those going to work in offices and emergencies will be allowed unrestricted movement, the statement added.
“It is also directed that unrestricted movement will be permitted only for attending place of work and bonafide humanitarian requirement including medical reason.”
All essential shops, e-commerce activity for essential and non-essential items, all industrial units that are currently operational and home delivery of food will be allowed.
All essential and non-essential shops and market, except malls and market complexes, will be allowed to open from 9 am to 5 pm.
Wearing of masks, social distancing and maintaining personal hygiene will continue.