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Covid-19 resurgence: 'Janta Curfew' comes into force in Maharashtra

Apr 14, 2021 21:16 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The tough new measures announced by the Maharashtra government for the next 15 days to break the Covid-19 transmission chain came into force on Wednesday night.

The "lockdown-like" restrictions, which exclude essential services, became operational at 8 pm and will remain in force till 7 am on May 1.

Section 144 of CrPC, prohibiting assembly of five or more people at one spot, will be in force during the period.

All essential services, including medical stores, hospitals, supply of medicines, among others will remain operational.

The local transport, including Mumbai's suburban trains, will function only for essential services.

All banking and financial services, the RBI and its affiliated offices, insurance offices and pre-monsoon works will operate as usual.

However, there will be a complete ban on religious, social, cultural and political functions.

The number of participants at marriage and funeral has been capped at 25 and 20.

The chief minister had also announced a financial package of Rs 5,476 crore for vulnerable sections of the society to cushion the the adverse impact of the new curbs.