New Delhi: In light of the decline in Covid-19 cases, the government led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has decided to extend the calendar for restaurants and shops.
The decision came after Chief Minister Thackeray held a meeting with the state task force.
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âCM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray today chaired a meeting with the state task force. He advised the public health department to keep in regular contact with the GoI regarding updates on childhood immunizations and to ensure that arrangements are made promptly once approvals are given to the state â , tweeted CMO Maharashtra.
âThe restrictions are gradually being relaxed as the number of COVID cases drops. Amusement parks, auditoriums and theaters will be open from October 22. Guidelines to extend the opening hours of restaurants and stores across the state will be released soon, âCMO Maharashtra said in another tweet.
Meanwhile, CM Uddhav Thackeray asked officials to prepare guidelines to extend the opening hours of restaurants and shops.
The chief minister also instructed the Department of Public Health to coordinate with the Center on the availability of vaccines for children. He also asked them to prepare a plan for immunizing children once the Center approves it.
Although the second wave of the pandemic has subsided, the danger of a third wave is still there and it is very important to follow COVID-19 protocols such as wearing masks and maintaining a safe distance, a declared the CM, as reported by PTI.
CM Uddhav Thackeray had announced last month that cinemas and theaters could reopen in Maharashtra from October 22 provided they follow all the protocols required to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Earlier today, Thackeray said theaters and cinemas, which will reopen from October 22, should begin with appropriate fire safety and structural checks after meeting with representatives of the Owners and Exhibitors Association. movies.
Earlier on Sunday, Maharashtra’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope said Chief Minister Thackeray along with the health department and task force would make the decision to further ease the restrictions on Covid-19 after the Diwali festival.
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“After Diwali, based on the positive cases of Covid in the state, CM Uddhav Thackeray as well as the health department and the task force will make the decision to further relax the restrictions on Covid-19,” he said. he said, ANI reported.
Tope’s remarks came as Mumbai reported no coronavirus deaths for the first time on Sunday since the pandemic hit the country.
(With contributions from the agency)