Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till June 01, Negative RT-PCR Report Mandatory To Enter State


In the view to further curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state, the Maharashtra government on Thursday announced extension of the current lockdown till 7 am on June 1

The announcement followed a meeting of the state’s cabinet ministers. The lockdown-like curbs were earlier imposed in the state on April 5 and were supposed to end on May 15.

According to the guidelines, private offices, non-essential shops, and establishments will continue to remain completely shut.

Moreover, the new restrictions also include a mandatory negative RT-PCR test report for those entering the state and curbs on those arriving from places of ‘sensitive origins’, says an order issued by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte on Wednesday.


The negative RT-PCR test report is mandatory for all passengers traveling through any mode of transportation.

“Milk collection, transport, and processing may be allowed without restrictions through its retail sale be allowed subject to restrictions imposed on shops dealing with essential items or through home delivery,” the government order said.

In case of cargo carriers, not more than two people will be allowed to travel in those vehicles. 

“If the carriers are originating from outside Maharashtra, they will be allowed with a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hours before the time of entry into the state and will be valid for seven days,” the order said.


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