The Government of Maharashtra sets stricter rules for hotels, Cinemas, Offices in the middle of the Covid Surge
- Without a mask and temperature control, nobody is allowed in these establishments, the state government said in a notification.
- Employees should be asked to operate from home as far as possible, the State notification says.
Film halls, hotels, restaurants, and offices in Maharashtra, with the exception of those related to health and critical services, will be at 50% capacity until 31 March, said the government on Monday.
Violation of norms will lead to the closure of the institution as long as a “disaster” notification of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Central Government is in place, he said.
Without wearing a mask and temperature control, nobody will be allowed inside these establishments, the state administration said in a notification, after Maharashtra again reported more than 15,000 new cases of infection on Monday.
Establishments (cinemas, restaurants, offices) would ensure they have sufficient staff to implement the mask rule and to distance them from their guests physically.
These limits would also extend to shopping centers.
The 50% capability rule does not extend to health offices and other critical facilities.
Employees should be asked to operate from home as far as possible, the state notification said.
Social, cultural, and religious meetings are not permitted, although no more than 50 people can attend weddings. The government said that action would be taken against property owners (such as wedding halls) if these requirements have been breached.
No more than 20 people will be allowed to be present in the last rites of an individual.
In the case of home isolation, the patient must notify local authorities of the medical practitioner to whom he or she is under supervision.
For 14 days, a board will be placed on the entrance, which will indicate the presence of COVID-19 on the site. Patients’ “home quarantine” would be stamped on their hands.
If patients break these standards, they will be transferred to treatment centers.
Management bodies from all religious sites have been required to determine and announce the maximum amount of visitors per hour, depending on the availability of the room and the distances available.
In the meantime, Health Minister Rajesh Tope of Maharashtra said fresh lockdown is no response to the increased COVID-19 cases in the State, but there will be tighter restrictions.
While in recent days the number of cases has increased, the mortality rate remains low, he noted.
On Sunday, Maharashtra reported the highest one-day spike of 16,620 new cases this year.
“Lockdown is not a choice, but it will make restrictions stricter,” Tope said to the reporters here.
As many as 85% of new patients are asymptomatic and hence home quarantine has been recommended for the most part.
“Tracking, testing, and counseling are pursued. The number of tests was raised as well. Marriages and social events are restricted, “He said.
“People should also monitor themselves by physically distancing themselves, by wearing masks and washing hands regularly. Follow rules to prevent a further lockout, “Minister said that. Minister said.
The vaccination drive in the state is also taking place and a dose is given daily to over one lakh, Tope said.
“Vaccines are not lacking. Both elderly people should be vaccinated as soon as possible, “He said.
The Union Ministry of Health said on Monday that Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu continue to record an increase in COVID-19 cases daily, accounting for 78.41 percent of new cases.
There were a total of 26,291 new cases reported in one day. The highest daily new cases recorded by Maharashtra were 16,620 (accounting for 63.21 percent of the daily new cases). Kerala with 1,792 was followed, while Punjab had 1,492 new cases.