Published On : Sun, Jun 6th, 2021

Some restrictions to remain in Nagpur from Mon: Maha minister

Nagpur: Nagpur may be in category one of the Maharashtra government”s five-level plan to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions from Monday based on positivity rates and oxygen bed occupancy but several curbs would remain in order to contain the outbreak, state minister Nitin Raut said on Sunday.

In the first category, cities and districts, which have a positivity rate of five per cent and oxygen bed occupancy of less than 25 per cent, can open up completely, as per the state government”s directive.

“Nagpur may be in category 1 but the relaxation will be implemented with restrictions, along with a phase-wise review every Friday. From Monday, shops dealing in essential and non-essential items will be open till 5pm on all days,” he said.

“Malls will be open till 5pm, while restaurants will be allowed to operate till 10 pm with 50 percent capacity. Local trains will operate regularly, and areas earmarked for walking and cycling will be open from 5 am to 9am and 5 pm to 9 pm,” he added.

The minister said private offices will be functional till 5pm while government offices can operate with 100 per cent staff.

“Social gatherings for cultural, entertainment and marriage purposes will be allowed with 100 persons or 50 percent seating capacity of the venue. There is a limit of 50 people for funerals and five people at places of worship,” the minister said.

Public transport buses will operate with 100 per cent seating and no standees allowed, the minister said.

“Schools, colleges will remain shut, but practical exams or administrative work can be conducted till 5pm. Swimming pools and amusement parks will remain shut, and gyms and salons will be allowed till 5pm,” he added.