maharashtra government has extended lockdown till July 31. Hence in an official order on monday, the government said that the state is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 and therefore to take up emergency measures, it has decided to further lock down till July 31 midnight. The government also directed officials to make amendments to operationalize 'Mission Begin Again' for phase wise opening and easing of restrictions till July 31. It also directed district collectors and commissioners of the municipal corporation to enforce measures and necessary restrictions in specified areas on the permitted non-essential activities and movement of persons to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
maharashtra chief minister uddhav thackeray on sunday had said the lockdown curbs in the state will continue beyond june 30. The unlock process, dubbed "Mission Begin Again" by the state government, is being gradually implemented to put the economy back on track, thackeray said in his address. He said "The state has now started the unlock process under the Mission Begin Again. There will be some restrictions even after june 30, but eventually more and more relaxations will be offered to the people”.
thackeray emphasized on maintaining stringent discipline as COVID-19 cases are still being reported in large numbers. The crisis is not yet over, the chief minister said. He also said that ''Chase the Virus'' initiative that received good results in worst hit mumbai will now be expanded to other parts of the state to combat the coronavirus outbreak.