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Night Curfew Returns in Maharashtra, Gathering of Over 100 Banned from Today. Check Full List of Restrictions

With Christmas and New Year celebrations are on this week, the Maharashtra government has released new guidelines keeping the latest Omicron variant and its rising cases in mind. Let us take a look at the latest COVID 19 guidelines for people living in Maharashtra.

All these guidelines will be applicable from today onwards.

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  • For weddings in closed places, not more than 100 people will be allowed.
  • For weddings in open spaces, the number can’t exceed 250 or 25% of the total capacity, whichever is less.
  • The gathering of over 100 people is prohibited for any sort of social, political or religious functions that are happening in closed spaces. For open spaces, events can be held with 250 people.
  • For social, political and religious functions, the number of people in closed spaces must not exceed 50% of the total capacity in the case of seats that are fixed.
  • More than 5 persons gathering around 9 pm to 6 am is strictly prohibited.
  • Other social spaces like restaurants, theatres, gyms, spas, cinemas can run in 50% capacity. The social spaces have to declare what is their 100% capacity and what is their 50% capacity.
  • For gatherings that are not listed here, the DDMA (District Disaster Management Authority) must decide the number of people who can attend the gathering without violating the permitted count of the protocols.

On Friday, Maharashtra recorded 1,410 new COVID 19 cases out of which 20 of them were of Omicron. The daily COVID 19 cases went up to 200 as compared to the previous day. With the rising cases, the BMC has also banned all New Year celebration programmes and gatherings in open or closed areas in the city.

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Mumbai municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal issued an order to this effect late Friday evening. “There shall be no gathering or celebration of New Year in any closed or open areas under the BMC jurisdiction,” the order said.

They also issued a separate directive stating that Mumbai residents coming from Dubai need to undergo 7 – day home quarantine. Travellers living in other parts of Maharashtra can leave Mumbai on arrival from Dubai, however, the transport will be arranged by the collector, it said.

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