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Local authorities have to decide on curb reduction according to the terrain situation: Maharashtra CM | India News

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray made clear on Sunday that blockade-like restrictions imposed on the state in April have yet to be lifted, and local authorities must make a decision on easing or tightening the sidewalks. according to the established criteria. .
His statement comes in the wake of the government’s announcement of the five-tier plan to relax restrictions in the state starting Monday based on the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds in a particular administrative unit. A notice had been issued about it on Friday evening.
“After the June 4 notification on the criteria and the setting of five levels, there is a general perception that the blocking curbs have been lifted. But the local administration has to decide whether they need to be made more flexible or stricter.” he said.
The five-tier system was set to decide whether or not to put curbs, he said, adding that if the local administration has doubts about the criteria, then the current restrictions should continue.
Thackeray was speaking with district collectors, division commissioners, and police officers during a virtual meeting.
He ordered bureaucrats to ensure there is no overcrowding or violation of COVID-19 regulations anywhere in the state.
The reduction of restrictions based on the criteria of positivity rate and occupancy of the oxygen bed under the restrictions of “Break the chain” should be decided by the local administration taking into account the situation on the ground. Make sure there are no crowds at public gatherings at any level, the prime minister said.
The threat over the third wave of coronavirus is far from over, he added.
Based on the ‘unblocking’ notification, areas with a positive infection rate of five percent or less and an oxygen bed occupancy of less than 25 percent will be in the first category and can be fully opened.
Whereas in the fifth category areas, with a positivity rate of more than 20 percent, only essential stores will remain open and office attendance will be limited to 15 percent.



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