Night curfew in Maharashtra from today: Here is all you need to know



  • Amid a fresh spike in coronavirus cases, a night curfew will be imposed in Maharashtra from today to prevent the spread of the disease in the state.
  • Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took the decision to impose night curfew after the state reported 36,902 COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day surge since the pandemic began. The decision was taken by him after assessing the COVID-19 situation in the state during a meeting with state officials.
  • In its order, the government asked local authorities to ensure that shopping malls remain shut between 8 pm and 7 am.
  • Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Saturday that night curfew in the city may start from 10 pm or 11 pm on Sunday.  During curfew hours, only essential services will be allowed, and hotels and pubs will remain closed, she said.

    CM issues warning


  • The Chief Minister warned of stricter restrictions if people did not observe COVID-19 safety protocol, an official release said.
  • “I do not wish to impose lockdown. But there is a possibility that healthcare facilities may fall short given the rise in the number of patients…People need to understand that the COVID-19 threat is not over but has grown bigger,” Thackeray said.
  • He said there won’t be any sudden lockdown across the state, but people will be given notices in advance in case of a change in the government’s stance.

    Ban on gatherings


  • The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced a complete ban on all types of gatherings, including political and religious.
  • As per the order, restaurants, gardens and malls will remain closed between 8 pm to 7 am beginning Saturday night. The government also prohibited people from visiting beaches from 8 pm to 7 am.
  • However, there will be no restriction on delivery of food during night hours.


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