GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA
Public Health Department
G. T. Hospital complex building,
10th floor Mantralaya, Mumbai- 400 001
No: Corona 2021/C.R.366/Arogya-5,
Dated: 02 Aug, 2021
1) The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
2) The Disaster Management Act, 2005
3) Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Department Order No. DMU 2020/ CR 92/Dis 1 dated 4th June, 2021 and 17th June, 2021 and 25th June, 2021.
Break the Chain — Modified Guidelines
Whereas, in exercise of the powers, conferred under the Disaster Management Act 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, State Executive Committee had issued the above mentioned Orders for containment of COVID 19 in the State
Whereas the State Government is satisfied that the State of Maharashtra is continued to be threatened with the spread of COVID-19 virus, and therefore it is imperative to continue emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of virus, the Government in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005, finds, it is necessary to continue the enforcement of the current restrictions, along with certain additional restrictions, throughout the State to break the chain of transmission effectively.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the powers, conferred under The Disaster Management Act, 2005, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, State Executive Committee, hereby imposes the following restrictions.
The restrictions that have been imposed through Break the Chain Orders dated 4th June, 2021 and 17th June, 2021 for level 3 be continued for the following districts —
Amongst the above districts, considering the higher number of positive cases, higher emergence of fresh cases in the districts of Sindudurg, Satara and Ahmednagar, the respective disaster management authorities to impose effective restrictions in the said districts.
The decision regarding reducing the currently imposed restrictions in Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban and Thane districts to be taken by the Disaster Management Authorities of the said districts.
Apart from the above 14 districts, in all the other districts, the existing restrictions to the extent mentioned below are modified —
1) All essential and non-essential shops (including shopping malls) to remain open on all weekdays till 8 PM and till 3 PM on Saturday. All shops and malls except essential shops to remain closed on Sundays.
2) All Public Gardens and playgrounds can be kept open for the purpose of exercise, walking, jogging and cycling.
3) All Government and Private Offices can be operational with full capacity. Staggering of work hours to be done to avoid crowds while travelling.
4) The offices that can function through working from home should continue to do so.
5) All agricultural activity, Civil Works, Industrial activity, transport of goods can remain functional at full capacity.
6) Gymnasiums, Yoga Centers, Hair Cutting salons, beauty parlors, Spa’s can remain open without use of air-conditioners and with 50% capacity till 8 PM on weekdays and till 3 PM on Saturdays. The said services will remain closed on Sundays.
7) All cinema theaters, drama theaters and multiplexes (independent and inside malls) to remain closed till further orders.
8) All places of worship in the State to remain closed till further orders.
9) The orders of the State Education department and the Higher and Technical Department will be applicable for schools and colleges.
10) All restaurants will remain open with 50% seating capacity till 4 PM on weekdays subject to adherence to all COVID 19 protocols. Parcel and Takeaway to be allowed as is allowed currently.
11) Restrictions on movement will be applicable from 9 PM to 5 AM.
12) In order to avoid crowding, restrictions imposed on birthday celebration, Political, Social and Cultural events, elections, election campaigning, rallies, protest marches to be continued.
13) All COVID 19 protocols – use of masks, social distancing etc. to be scrupulously followed across the State by all the citizens. Failure in stringent adherence to the same will result in action on the defaulters under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Act and Section 1860 of the Indian Penal Code.
All other points not specifically mentioned in this order, will be in force in accordance with earlier order.
BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF MAHARASHTRA
GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA