With the number of COVID cases rising across the country, the state of Maharashtra seems to be the worst hit. With 57,000 cases being reported daily, it is the epicentre of the second wave in the country. Therefore, all private offices in Mahrashtra have been asked to remain closed and follow 100 per cent work-from-home. Government offices will function at 50 per cent capacity.
To limit the spread of COVID, the Govt of Maharashtra has imposed strict lockdown and Section 144 is to be imposed across the state, starting April 5, which means no gatherings of more than five people will be allowed.
In case employees are tested positive, they are to be given sick leave. However, it is not clear whether the leave will be paid or unpaid. Finance companies will remain open. All of Maharashtra will be under lockdown from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The rest of the time, that is during the 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. time period, only outlets selling essential products, such as super markets, grocery shops, vegetable vendors, milk vendors and pharmacies shall remain open.
E-commerce deliveries will be allowed, but salons, malls, cinema halls, gyms, clubs and other commercial activities will remain closed. While schools and colleges will be closed, the examination of classes 10 and 12 will be held as per schedule.
If there are over five cases in any apartment/society, the same will be a mini-containment zone.