Maharashtra Government imposes night curfew, mandates 14-day quarantine for European, Middle-East arrivals

Maharashtra Curfew

To prevent the spread of the new strain of Novel Coronavirus and control the current situation of the pandemic, the Government of Maharashtra took a major decision on Monday and announced the imposition of night curfew in all the municipal corporations of the state. The government said that the night curfew will be imposed from December 22 to January 5. The night curfew will be in effect from 11 PM to 6 AM.

Along with the imposition of night curfew, the state government has also made it mandatory for people coming from European countries and all Middle-East countries to stay in quarantine for at least 14 days. This move has been implemented due to the detection of a new, mutated strain of coronavirus in several European countries.  However, people coming from these countries will not be stamped with permanent ink.

Contradicting this decision earlier on Sunday, Chief Minister of the state, Uddhav Thackeray had said that he was not at all in the favour of a new night curfew or any other type of lockdown within the state. However with this decision of a new curfew, he also announced that wearing masks will be mandatory in the state for the next six months.

CM Uddhav Thackeray informed that the experts are once again in favour of imposing night curfew or second major lockdown but the government is not in support of such a move. Earlier too, the CM had said that the corona infection in the state has not been completely vanished, but the situation is under control.

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