The state of Maharashtra reported more than 50,000 cases this Saturday.
This included a number of celebrities Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Govinda, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, etc.
Following this, to avoid more rise in new COVID cases, the state has imposed strict lockdown over the weekends.
This weekend lockdown will start from Friday 8 PM and will end on Monday 7 AM. Apart from these weekend restrictions, government will be imposing night curfews from 8 PM to 7 AM everyday.
Only essential services will be permitted during this tenure. State Minister Nawab Malik has stated that apart from this weekend lockdown, he is going to take strict actions on everyday basis. In this new prohibition, he stated that government offices will function with only 50 percent capacity. Other places like shopping malls, bars, restaurants will only allow take-aways and home-deliveries.
All schools till class 8 will be shut and a decision is yet to be taken for classes 9-12.
With the immense rise in new corona cases, the government feels that there might be a need of another TOTAL LOCKDOWN. What are your views on this? Share with us.