The Maharashtra government has allowed all restaurants and eateries to operate until midnight according to a government notification issued on Tuesday by the state’s Secretary Sitaram Conti. Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting with the state’s COVID task force on Monday and directed officials to prepare guidelines for extending opening hours for restaurants and eateries.
The notification read: “…All restaurants and eateries may be allowed to operate until midnight at 12 am, and all other establishments permitted by the government may be allowed to operate until 11 pm.”
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed that the state government order added that “Break the Chain Guidelines” must be adhered to. Other mandatory customs such as social distancing, mask wearing at all times and other measures previously announced by the state government.
The state government has allowed amusement parks, theaters and drama theaters to reopen from October 22. However, the green light for the resumption of water excursions at the theme parks has not yet been given.
Mumbai reported 313 new cases of coronavirus and four deaths on Tuesday. This brings the total number of infections to 7,51,494 as the death toll reached 16,188. According to the data, the city is now left with 4,650 active cases.