Maharashtra government is planning to reopen gyms and shopping malls in the state, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday.
Tope said that the state government will not impose the lockdown again as the process of unlocking has begun.
“I understand gyms and shopping malls are important. We are thinking about whether they could be reopened,” Tope said. Tope informed that the final decision regarding resuming these services in-state will be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
“I agree that local trains are essential in Mumbai but there is no guarantee that the commuters will follow the physical distancing rules. The CM will take a final decision regarding the resumption of local trains,” Tope said.
Tope stated that the government will soon frame guidelines pertaining to the quarantine centers.
“There will be separate wards for men and women. If required, we will amend the rules too,” Tope said.
The state government had allowed restaurants to reopen from July 8 and had allowed both essential, non-essential service to remain open till 7 pm under â€˜Mission Begin Againâ€™.