Maharashtra extends lockdown-like curbs till 1 June; negative COVID-19 report must to enter state
As per new order, the RT-PCR test report issued upto 48 hours in advance is compulsory for any person entering the state by any mode of transport
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Thursday extended the lockdown-like restrictions in the state till 1 June to break the chain of COVID-19 . Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte in an order said the curbs will remain in force till 7 am on 1 June.
As per the order, additional restrictions include mandatory negative RT-PCR test report for any person entering the state by any mode of transport.
The test report will have to be issued within 48 hours before the time of entry into the state.
All restrictions enforced as per earlier orders for people arriving from places of "sensitive origin" will be applicable to anyone arriving from any part of the country
into the state, the order said.
In case of cargo carriers, not more than two people will be allowed to travel in those vehicles.
If the carriers are originating from outside Maharashtra, they will be allowed with a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hours before the time of entry into the state and will be valid for seven days, the order said.
The lockdown-like curbs were earlier imposed in the state on 5 April. The curbs were further tightened on 15 April with Section 144 of the CrPc, banning assembly of five or more people, imposed in the entire state.
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