The Maharashtra government late on Friday night issued a statement with a five-level unlock plan to come into effect from June 7. Maharashtra’s CMO said these five levels of restrictions are based on the weekly positivity rates and occupancy of oxygen beds.
The five level of unlock are categories as –
Level 1 – Public and private offices, theatres, shootings, gatherings, social entertainment, marriages, gym, salon and beauty parlours would also be permitted to reopen.
Level 2 – Section 144 of CrPC which bars the assembly of four or more persons in public would remain applicable in districts with higher caseload.The restaurants, gyms, salons and beauty parlours would be allowed to operate only at 50 percent occupancy.
Level 3 – A positivity rate between 5% to 10%, or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 40%, will be in ‘Level 3’.
Level 4 – No movement will be allowed post 5 pm on weekdays and weekends without urgent or emergency. Districts, which show a positivity rate between 10% to 20% or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 60%.
Level 5 – Lastly, the state looks to allow no movement without urgent or emergency reasons in case a district has a positivity rate of more than 20% or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 75%.
In Mumbai, the partial curbs would continue even if the unlock plan is approved, as the city is reporting marginally above 5 percent test positivity rate, and has been placed under level-2.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar had said, “In Level 1, there are 18 districts which will witness unlockdown. While five districts will see Level 2 of unlockdown, there are 10 districts in Level 3 and two in Level 4. The rest will be in Level 5.”