Maharashtra on Monday announced that shops will be permitted to remain open till 8 pm instead of 4 pm in the districts where Covid infections have reduced.
As per Nagpur Municipal Corporation Comissioner Radhakrishnan B the order will be effective from tomorrow.
In all the other districts, the existing restrictions have been modified.
All essential and non-essential shops (including shopping malls) to remain open on all weekdays till 8 PM and till 3PM on Saturday. All shops and malls except essential shops to remain closed on Sundays
All Public Gardens and playgrounds can be kept open for the purpose of exercise, walking, jogging and cycling
All Government and Private Offices can be operational with full capacity. Staggering of work hours to be done to avoid crowds while travelling.
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
All cinema theaters drama theaters and multiplexes (independent and inside malls) to remain closed till further order.
All places of worship in the State to remain closed till further orders
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 allowed currently
Restrictions on movement will be applicable from 9PM to 5 AM
Meanwhile, the restrictions will continue in those districts where the infection is still on rise.
The restrictions that have been imposed through Break the Chain Orders dated 4th June. 2021 and 17 June, 2021 for level 3 be continued for Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune , Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Beed, Raigad, Palghar districts.
Nagpur which was put in Level 3 is not in the list.
Many traders in the state have been demanding that the timings of shops be extended till 8 pm from the current deadline of 4 pm.