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Mumbaikars, here’s all you need to know about what’s allowed and what’s not as lockdown eases

New Delhi, India According to the Maharashtra government’s announcement about the ‘five-level plan’ to relax restrictions in the state, Mumbai’s financial capital began gradually re-opening on Monday (June 7, 2021).

The ‘five-level plan’ has enabled districts to re-open in accordance with the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds in a specific administrative unit.

Areas with an infection positivity rate of 5% or less and oxygen bed occupancy of less than 25% fall into the first category and can be completely opened up. Areas with a positivity rate of more than 20%, on the other hand, fall into the fifth category, where only essential shops can open and office attendance is limited to 15%.

Accordingly, Mumbai is currently in level 3 and has 16,070 active COVID-19 cases.

Here’s what is allowed and what’s not in Mumbai:

1. Essentials stores will be open until 4 p.m. every day.

2. Medical and chemists are allowed to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

3. Non-essential stores will be open until 4 p.m. on weekdays.

4. Malls, theatres (multiplexes and single screens), and natyagrahas will be closed.

5. Restaurants must operate at 50% capacity for dine-in until 4 p.m. on weekdays. Takeaways and home delivery are both permitted.

6. E-commerce is commonplace.

7. Local trains are restricted and only allow medical and a few essentials.

8. Buses are permitted to operate at full capacity, with no standing passengers.

9. Cargo movement (maximum of three people) is permitted.

10. Inter-district travel by private car/taxi/bus/long-distance trains is permitted for passengers (E-pass required if the destination is level 5).

11. Public places/open grounds/walking/cycling permitted daily from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

12. Only outdoor sports are permitted from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

13. There is a capacity of 50 people for weddings and 20 for funerals.

14. Only onsite labour is permitted on the construction site, and all labourers must leave by 4 p.m.

15. Gyms/salons/beauty and wellness centers/SPAs may operate at 50% capacity and by appointment only. No air conditioners are permitted.

16. Jamav Bandi until 5 p.m., followed by Sanchar Bandi after 5 p.m.

17. Shooting is permitted in a bubble, but no movement is permitted outside after 5 p.m.

18. Social/cultural/entertainment gatherings are permitted at 50% capacity and until 4 p.m. on weekdays.

19. Meetings/elections-GB of local bodies/corporative bodies at 50% capacity.

20. Private offices will be open until 4 p.m. Government and private offices must have a minimum of 50% attendance. Agriculture activities are permitted to continue until 4 p.m. on all days.

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