Maharashtra Govt Unveils Details Of 5 Level Unlock Plan As Covid Death Toll Breaches 98,000 Mark

Mumbai: There is a steady decline in the fresh cases of Coronavirus in Maharashtra. In view of this, the process of unlocking has been announced in some districts of the state.

The unlock process in Maharashtra will take place in 5 phases. From Monday, the lockdown restrictions will be relaxed in the state based on the positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds.

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The Maharashtra government has announced that the state will be unlocked under five levels. At Level 1, the districts where the positivity rate is less than 5 percent and the oxygen bed occupancy is less than 25 percent, will be unlocked. These districts will be completely unlocked as markets, theaters and malls will be allowed to re-open here.

Under Level 2, the districts where the positivity rate is less than 5 percent and the oxygen bed occupancy is 25 to 40 percent, will see some relaxations. Mumbai is at Level-2. Here common people will not be allowed to travel in the local train. Malls and theaters will be able to open with 50 percent capacity.

Areas with a 5 to 10 percent positivity rate or oxygen bed occupancy of more than 40 percent will be kept in Level-3. The state’s guideline here in such places is to “minimize movement post 5 pm on weekdays and on weekends”.

For Level 4 areas (10 to 20 percent positivity rate or oxygen bed occupancy more than 60 percent), “no post 5 pm on movement weekdays and no movement on weekends without urgent/emergency reasons” will be allowed.

Level 5 areas (positivity rate more than 20 percent or oxygen bed occupancy more than 75 percent) will continue to be under strict restrictions.

Covid Situation in Maharashtra

Daily Covid new cases continued to undergo a decline in Maharashtra’s but the day’s death toll increased by a whopping 1,377, a new high that has taken the total zooming past the 98,000 mark, health officials said on Friday.

Compared to 553 deaths on Thursday, the state declared 1,377 fatalities (289 fresh, and 1,088 previous deaths), surpassing the previous peak of 1,320 deaths on May 23, to take the toll to 98,771.

The number of new Covid cases fell from 15,229 on Thursday to 14,152. With this, the state caseload rose above the 58 lakh level, to 58,05,565.

In Mumbai, the new infections remained below the 1,000 level for the fourth consecutive day, dropping from 985 on Thursday to 968, while the city tally rose to 708,994. Deaths dipped from 27 a day earlier to 24, taking the total fatalities in the country’s financial capital to 14,922.

(With Agency Inputs)

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