Work from home to resume in Maharashtra: State releases new COVID-19 guidelines


New Delhi: Amid a surge in COVID-19 confirmed cases, the Maharashtra government on Monday (March 15, 2021) issued stricter guidelines. 

According to the new order, several restrictions have been put on restaurants, movie halls, social gatherings, amongst other things.  

a. All Cinema Halls (Single Screens and Multiplexes)/ hotels/ restaurants to operate on 50% capacity with following restrictions:

i. No entry will be allowed without proper wearing of Masks.

ii. Temperature measuring devices to be used to ensure no one with fever gets an entry.

iii. Adequate hand sanitizers to be kept at various convenient locations.

iv. Concerned establishments to ensure presence of enough manpower to enforce wearing of masks as well as maintaining social distances by all visitors all the times.

In case of violation of this order, concerned cinema hal1/ hotels/ restaurants shall have to remain closed for a period until the COVID 19 pandemic stays notified as a Disaster by the Central Government.

Violation shall also attract penalties under the disaster act for the owner of premises.

b. All Shopping Malls to adhere to following restrictions:

i. No entry will be allowed without proper wearing of Masks.

ii. Temperature measuring devices to be used to ensure no one with fever gets an entry.

iii. Adequate hand sanitizers to be kept at various convenient locations.

iv. Concerned establishments to ensure presence of enough manpower to enforce wearing of masks as well as maintaining social distances by all visitors all the times.

v. Mall management to ensure that theatres/ restaurants or any other establishments in the mall adhere to restrictions imposed herein or before and in operation now.

In case of violation, the violating mall will remain closed or a period until the COVID 19 pandemic stays notified as a Disaster by the Central Government. Violation shall also attract penalties under the disaster act for the owner of“ premises.
 



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