Gyms, spas, wellness centres, swimming pools, beauty salons shut; only fully vaccinated people allowed on public transport
Geetanjali Minhas | January 9, 2022 | Mumbai
With the third wave of the pandemic breaking previous records of infections, Omicron is the driving variant with the highest numbers of cases in the country. On Saturday, India saw a single-day rise of 1,59,632 new coronavirus cases. Maharashtra recorded 41,434 new infections and Mumbai recorded 20,318 new cases. The government imposed fresh restrictions in the state starting January 11.
No movement of 5 or more people allowed in groups between 5 am to 11 pm. No movement of people is allowed from 11 pm to 5 am, except for essential purposes.
Gyms, spas, wellness centres, swimming pools, beauty salons, entertainment parks, zoos, museums, forts, other ticketing places, events for the general public will remain closed.
Hair cutting salons to operate at 50% capacity and remain closed from 10pm to 7 am every day. Only fully vaccinated people allowed adhering to CAB.
Restaurants, eateries, shopping malls, market complexes, cinema halls, Nrityagrahs to operate at 50% capacity with only fully vaccinated people and remain closed from 10 pm to 8 am every day. Information about full capacity as well as the number of visitors present to be displayed, must have Rapid Antigen Booths, marshals to check strict CAB by all visitors and staff.
Only 50 people allowed in marriages, social, religious, cultural, political gatherings. No more than 20 people allowed for funeral and last rights
In government offices, no visitors are allowed except with the written permission of heads of offices. For citizens, online interaction through VC to be enabled by heads of offices, meeting on VC to be conducted for all attendees coming from outside the same campus of headquarters. Work from home for employees present during office hours and stagger work hours depending upon requirement by heads
Private offices to operate at 50% of regular attendance, encourage WFH, stagger work hours and allowed to open for 24 hours in shifts. Travel for office work to be considered essential service on production of ID cards by employees. Only fully vaccinated employees to attend office physically and non-vaccinated staff to be encouraged to vaccinate. Safety of women working in shits to be ensured.
All offices to follow strict CAB keep thermal scanners and hand sanitizers.
Schools, colleges, coaching classes to remain closed till February 15, except for administrative and other activities required to be taken by respective education boards, departments, statutory authority or teachers.
Public transport will operate on regular timings, only fully vaccinated allowed to board. The GoI guidelines will apply for international travel.
For domestic train and road travel, double vaccination/ mandatory RTPCR test report valid up to 72 hours of arrival into the state.
Sporting competitive events to be deferred. No audience allowed. Scheduled national and international events to have bio bubble.
Only fully vaccinated allowed to operate cargo transport, industrial activities, and construction activities
UPSC, MPSC, statutory authority, public institutions exams to be held as per GoI guidelines/ SDMA sanction following CAB.
Services considered essential
Medical emergencies, performing an essential service, the movement towards, airport, railway station, bus stand with a valid ticket, staff movement for offices open 24 hours in shifts, hospitals, health and medical services, veterinary and animal services , operations related to forestry, services related to aviation, food, groceries, bakeries, cold storage and warehousing, public transport, offices of diplomats, pre-monsoon activities by local authorities, all public service by local authorities, RBI and designated essential services, SEBI, stock market and related intermediaries, telecom services, transport of goods, water supply, agriculture and related services, export and import of all commodities.
E-commerce allowed only for the supply of essential goods and services, accredited media, petrol pump and petroleum related products, all cargo services, data centers, cloud, ITervices, govt and private security services, electric and gas supply services, ATM’s, postal services, ports and related activities, custom house agents, licensed multi-modal transport operators engaged in the movement of life-saving drugs, vaccines and related materials, units producing raw material for packaging services, monsoon related material , all banks, non- banking financial companies, insurance , medical companies, offices of central, local and statutory authorities, all companies providing essential services, ,offices of advocates if operations of courts, tribunals or commissions of inquiries are on and any other offices designated as providing essential services by local DDMA.
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