Maharashtra government extended the lockdown restrictions in the state till December 31. Issuing an order, the state government said that the restrictions will continue in containment zones. Also there will be some restriction on passengers coming from other states. Meanwhile Nationalist Congress Party MLA Bharat Bhalke died on Saturday in Pune while undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications.
“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 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 but in Mumbai BMC put restriction on school opening till 31st December . Hotels and bars have been already allowed to reopen.
Meanwhile Nationalist Congress Party MLA Bharat Bhalke died on Saturday in Pune while undergoing treatment for post-COVID complications. Bhalke was a three-term MLA from Pandharpur- Mangalvedha constituency in Solapur district. the NCP leader had tested COVID- 19 positive on October 30 and had been discharged after recovery.
Bhalke had defeated five-time MLA Sudhakar Paricharak in 2014 Assembly polls. Incidentally, Paricharak died due to post-COVID complications three months ago.