On Monday, The Government Of Maharashtra has taken a major decision considering the condition of COVID-19 pandemic within the state. As per the decision, from now onwards, people coming to Maharashtra from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa will have to show the COVID-19 negative report in order to enter the state. People coming from these four states will not be able to get admission without a negative report of COVID-19.
However, the state government has made some arrangements for those who will not be able to produce a negative report at the time of entry into the state. The order states that people coming into the state from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and those who do not show the symptoms of COVID-19 will only be allowed within Maharashtra.
The Maharashtra Government has also mentioned that along with the COVID-19 negative test report, all the people coming into Maharashtra will have to follow necessary guidelines laid down for COVID-19 as per the state. Stringent fines will be implied if one gets caught in public premises without wearing a face mask. Significantly, the Maharashtra Government is also considering to ban all trains and flights coming from Delhi.
An administration led by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray organised a meeting in Mumbai, recently. The meeting was held to identify effective measures required to put a break on the spread of infection due to the people entering from other states into Maharashtra.
Currently, Maharashtra has the most number of COVID-19 cases within over 17,68,695 infections. Whereas, Delhi records over 5.17 lakh infection cases in total.