Maharashtra revises restrictions; magnificence salons, gyms will operate at 50% capability | Newest Information India

Only fully vaccinated people are allowed to enter the fitness studios and beauty salons, according to the changed arrangement.

The Maharashtra government on Sunday revoked its earlier order of restrictions, which will be in effect in the state from Monday the 10th. In a notice released on Saturday, the government ordered the closure of all beauty salons, spas and gyms. Only hairdressing salons were allowed to work at half capacity. A day later, the government revised the order and assigned beauty salons and gyms to the category of facilities that are allowed to operate with limited capacity. Only fully vaccinated people are allowed to enter the gyms and beauty salons, according to the changed arrangement.

Amid the mounting threat from Omicron, which appears to be fueling the ongoing surge in Covid cases, Maharashtra has imposed a nightly curfew between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Monday. Aside from the nightly curfew, which has returned to normal in many states, the government has laid some curbs. Schools and universities will be closed until February 15th. Shopping centers and restaurants are open between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. with 50% occupancy. Fitness studios, beauty salons and hairdressing salons are now allowed to reduce their capacity by 50% and function.

On Saturday, Maharashtra reported 41,434 new Covid-19 cases and 133 new Omicron cases. Mumbai’s daily caseload remained at around 20,000 on Saturday. Prior to imposing the restrictions on Saturday, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the government was not considering new restrictions as demand for beds and oxygen in the state was under control. Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday the government’s goal is to contain, not lock down unnecessary crowds. “The fact is, no restrictions are in effect unless we all adhere to the Covid protocols,” Thackeray said.

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