With massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra Government has announced a 15-day janta curfew. 

The janta curfew in Maharashtra will begin at 8pm on April 14 (Wednesday) till 7am on May 1. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has, however, ruled out possibilities of a complete lockdown in the State. 

The Maharashtra Government has also imposed Section 144, discouraging assembly of five or more persons. 

“Emergency services will remain open between 7am and 8pm daily,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said. 

What’s allowed during Maharashtra janta curfew 

*Services and activities falling in ‘essential category’ are exempted. 

*All restaurants and bars to remain closed for in-dining. 

* E-commerce (only for the supply of essential goods and services) 

* Public transport: Airplanes, trains, taxis (50% vehicle capacity), auto rickshaw (driver+2 passengers), public buses (full seating capacity/no standing passenger allowed) 

*Petrol pumps, services designated by RBI as essential, financial institutions associated with SEBI and construction work to continue. 

* Veterinary services, animal care shelters, pet food shops 

* Groceries, vegetable shops, fruit vendors, dairies, bakeries 

* Cold storage and warehouse services 

* Diplomatic offices 

* All public services by local authorities 

What’s not allowed during Maharashtra janta curfew 

*Cinema halls, theatres, swimming pools, gyms and sports complexes to remain closed. 

*Shooting for film/serials/advertisements to be closed. 

*Public places like beaches, gardens, open spaces etc shall remain closed. 

*Religious places of worship to remain closes. 

*Barber shops, spas, salons and beauty parlours to remain closed. 

*All schools and colleges to remain closed. 

*Students who have to attend any exam will be allowed to travel along with one adult, on basis of a valid hall ticket. 

*All private coaching classes to remain closed. 

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