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Covid Restrictions To Ease In Mumbai From Monday; Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not As Per BMC’s Order


Mumbai: As Maharashtra is set to resume economic activities with Covid cases gradually going down, the financial capital from Monday also witness relaxations listed under level 3 of the ‘unlock’ plan.

As per the state government’s 5-level unlock plan, municipal corporations and districts in Maharashtra with a positivity rate between 5 percent and 10 percent and occupancy of oxygen beds over 40 percent are categorised under level 3.

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According to the fresh guidelines issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai categorised under level 3 will see the following relaxations from Monday:

  • Shops Reopen But Malls Shut: Restaurants, shops selling non-essential items and public places are set to reopen but malls, theatres and multiplexes will continue to remain shut.
  • Shop Timings: As per the BMC order, shops selling essential products in Mumbai can remain open till 4 pm on all days. However, non-essential shops can operate till 4 pm on weekdays only.
  • Restaurants in Mumbai have been permitted to function at 50 percent capacity for dining till 4 pm only on weekdays. Parcel, home delivery and takeaway services will continue.
  • Public Places & Offices: Public places and open grounds in Mumbai can remain open from 5 am to 9 am every day. Private offices can function at 50 percent capacity till 4 pm on working days. Public offices are also allowed to function at 50 percent capacity.
  • Outdoor sports activities have been allowed from 5 am to 9 am and then from 6 pm to 9 pm. Indoor activities not allowed.
  • Shootings have been allowed in Mumbai keeping a bubble. No activities after 5 pm.
  • Gatherings: 50 percent attendance has been allowed in social, cultural or entertainment-related gatherings. 50 people can attend marriages, 20 people can be present at a funeral.
  • Gym, salons, beauty and wellness centres (Spas) are allowed to operate on a 50 percent capacity based on appointments only. No A/Cs allowed
  • Buses allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity with no standing passengers.
  • Inter-district travel for passengers by private car/taxi/bus/long-distance trains are allowed. Pass required if the destination is at level 5 lockdown.
  • Only on-site labour allowed at construction sites, all labours must leave by 4 p.m.
  • Agricultural activities allowed to operate till 4 p.m. on all days.

On Saturday, Mumbai reported 863 Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths, taking its case tally to 7,09,857 and the toll to 14,951.

Ahead of this, Mumbai recorded a positivity rate of 5.56 percent and oxygen bed occupancy rate of 32.51 percent for the May 28 to June 3 week.

The lockdown-like restrictions in Maharashtra were imposed in April this year which are being gradually relaxed now under the five-level unlock plan wherein each municipal area and district will be treated as a separate administrative unit.



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