The Maharashtra government has decided to lift all Covid-19 restrictions from April 2.
The use of masks will be advised, but it will not be compulsory, the state government said.
Office of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday tweeted â€œAll COVID restrictions in Maharashtra will be lifted, as we bring in the new year this Gudi Padwa!â€
CM said â€œFor the past two years, we’ve successfully battled the deadly coronavirus, and today the scourge seems to be fading and today, the scourge seems to be fading. To make a fresh start, the restrictions imposed during the Corona period under the Disaster Management Act as well as the Epidemic Diseases Act are being completely lifted from Gudi Padwa (April 2)â€.
CM appealed to citizens to take care of themselves and others by following the rules of health, wear masks, keep a safe distance and get vaccinated against corona. He also directed the administration to issue detailed orders in this regard immediately.
State Health Minister Rajesh Tope told reporters that the decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister.
â€œFrom Gudhi Padwa, all Covid-19 related restrictions under the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act will be withdrawn,â€ Tope said.