The Maharashtra government today relaxed the restrictions put in place to stem the spike in Covid cases, allowing malls, gymnasiums and salons to open up.
The relaxations will not apply to 11 districts where the caseload continues to be high. These districts are Kolhapur,
Sangli, Satara, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Beed, Raigad and Palghar.
For Mumbai, its suburbs and Thane, decisions regarding the curbs have been left to local authorities.
In the districts that will see relaxations, shops and shopping malls can stay open till 8 pm on weekdays and 3 pm on Saturdays. Public gardens and playgrounds too have been given the go-ahead to open.
Government and private offices have been allowed to operate at full capacity with staggered timings. Work from home, the government has said, should continue wherever possible.
Gymnasiums, salons and beauty parlours can operate at 50 per cent capacity with the air-conditioning switched off.
Cinema halls, including multiplexes, will continue to remain closed till further orders. So will places of worship.