Maharashtra 5-level Covid curbs: Gyms, salons, restaurants allowed to open
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Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Friday announced the lifting of the Covid-19 curbs in the state and said it will put districts and cities under five levels from Monday, June 7. As per the state government's order, the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 will be lifted based on the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds. Level-1 areas refer to cities and districts with less than a 5 percent positivity rate and less than 25 percent occupancy of the oxygen beds. Level-2 areas are cities and districts with less than 5 percent positivity rate and 25-30 percent bed occupancy. Areas with a 5-10 percent positivity rate or more than 40 percent oxygen bed occupancy are categorized as level 3. Areas with 10-20 percent positivity and more than 60 percent bed occupancy are termed as level-4. Areas with more than 20per cent positivity and over 75 percent oxygen bed occupancy are level-5. For better monitoring, each municipal unit and district is categorized as a separate administrative unit. Five levels of restrictions have been designated for different classes and categories of activities. Restaurants in areas under Level 2 will be allowed to open dining-in facilities at 50 percent of their capacity. Under Level-3, dining-in at 50 percent capacity only till 4pm on weekdays, after that only take away, home delivery allowed. In Level 4, only parcel, take away and home delivery has been allowed, while in Level 5 only home delivery allowed.
Gyms, salons, beauty centers, spas, and wellness centers can operate regularly in Level 1 areas. They can operate with 50 percent capacity and only via appointments in Level 2 areas. In areas categorized as Level 3, these establishments have been allowed to function at 50 percent capacity and only appointment and without air conditioners. In Level 4 areas, these establishments can function at 50 percent capacity on an appointment basis and only for vaccinated individuals but without AC. level 5 areas, these establishments have not been allowed to be resume services.