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Level 3 restrictions to be continued in Mumbai as Maha amps up its guard against the pandemic

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has announced that Mumbai will continue to reel under the level 3 restraints of the Maharashtra multi-phase unlock plan. Reportedly, the city has recorded a 3.96% average positivity rate while the oxygen bed occupancy has hovered over 23.04% in the past two weeks. The civic body's latest decision has been propelled by the state government's call for amplified restrictions to check the spread of the Delta Plus variant.

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Mumbai civic body extends ongoing curbs for 2 weeks despite dropping positivity rate

Keeping in view the uncertain circumstances, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced that the ongoing curbs will not be revoked for the next 14 days. In spite of the latest weekly report by the Maharashtra Government which indicates lowered positivity rate and reduced oxygen bed dependency in Mumbai, the civic body has taken this decision. As per reports, Mumbai now stands eligible for 'unlock level 2', given these parameters.

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Now, 'Oxygen availability' emerges as new unlock criteria across Mumbai & other Maha districts

In a rather unconventional move, the state of Maharashtra has tagged 'oxygen availability' and test positivity rate, as the unlock criteria across its various districts. As per reports, the state's 5-level unlock programme will now be regulated on the basis of oxygen bed occupancy status as LMO has been designated as "the most critical resource" for the treatment of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the state government has awarded certain relaxations across Mumbai and other districts on Monday, after a two-month hiatus.

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Mumbai shops, salons, gyms & restaurants permitted to operate as 'unlock' begins today!

Amid the subsiding wave of the second wave of coronavirus, a new order of the 'Break the Chain' guidelines in Maharashtra, is now paving the way for 'unlock' in Mumbai from today. All essential shops, non-essential shops, restaurants, salons, and gyms in the city have been granted permission to operate, with some restrictions.

Reportedly, sanitisation activities were conducted on the premises of several such units on Sunday, to prepare for the reopening on June 7, after a two-month hiatus. Theatres and multiplexes, contrastingly, will continue to remain shut.

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5-level unlock plan enforced in Maharashtra; Mumbai among the Level 2 areas of the state

The government of Maharashtra commenced an unlock plan late Friday night, in which five levels have been created to manage restrictions. As per reports, there are 18 districts witnessing Level 1 unlock, 5 districts on Level 2, 10 districts on Level 3, 2 in Level 4 and the remaining will be in Level 5. Mumbai is currently on Level 2 unlock, however, the situation of each area will be assessed on a weekly basis to avoid any rise in the case tallies.

Read the full report below to know what all aspects have returned to normal functioning.

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