Maharashtra government has once again extended the lockdown in the state to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The restrictions will now stay in place till May 31.
Maharashtra had restricted public mobility and several other activities in April as the state became a hotbed of COVID-19 infections amid the second wave of the pandemic. The restrictions were supposed to end at 7 am on May 1. But as cases continued to rise, these restricions were extended till May 15.
After its Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the state government decided to continue the lockdown till the end of this month. All existing restrictions will continue to apply during this period. This means non-essential establishments, private offices and shops selling other than essential goods will continue to remain closed.