Maharashtra COVID curbs extended till June 1, -ve report must for entering state

Last Updated: Thursday, 13 May 2021 (15:13 IST)
Mumbai: will remain under COVID induced restriction till June 1 to break the chain of the virus that has so far infected over 52 lakh people in the state.

“The government finds it necessary to continue the enforcement of the current restrictions, along with certain additional restrictions, throughout the state beyond 7 AM on 15th May till 7 AM on June 1, 2021 to break the chain of transmission effectively,” the state government’s order read.
 
As per the fresh restrictions, any person entering the state of Maharashtra by any mode of transport will have to produce a negative RTPCR test report, not prior to that 48 hours.
 
The Local Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has now been asked to keep a special vigil on rural markets and Agriculture Produce Market Committees to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour.
 
The state has been under lockdown-like restrictions since April 15. On Wednesday, the state recorded 46,781 new cases, along with 816 deaths. (UNI)