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Maharashtra Announces 5-Tier Unlock Plan – All You Need To Know | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra government announced on Thursday a five-tier unlocking plan to relax restrictions imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19. Under the new unlocking plan, 18 of the state’s 36 districts are eligible to lift Covid restrictions.
This is all you need to know:
* Lockdown restrictions will be lifted as of June 4 in 18 of Maharashtra’s 36 districts.
* The five-tier unlock plan will be based on the district’s weekly positivity rate and bed occupancy.
* In the first category, which are the districts with less than 5 percent positivity rate and less than 25 percent occupancy of oxygen beds, everything will open.
* There are 18 such districts that qualify for Tier 1 requirements.
* These districts are Aurangabad, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Jalna, Latur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Yavatmal, Washim, Wardha, Parbhani, and Thane.
* Mumbai is at level 2, so restrictions would be only partially relaxed. As long as the city is upgraded to level 1, travel on local trains will be allowed to the general public, which from now on remains suspended.
On May 30, the government had eased some of the restrictions in place until June 15 and allowed essential goods stores to stay open until 2 p.m. instead of 11 a.m.
However, these relaxations are only applicable for districts that have a Covid positivity rate of less than 10 percent and where the occupancy of oxygen beds is less than 40 percent.
In addition to this, the state has also allowed the delivery of non-essential items through electronic commerce, which were suspended.
(With inputs from agencies)



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