Mumbai weekend lockdown: Home delivery, maids allowed but conditions apply

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Mumbai Police on Wednesday issued a detailed policy on restrictions in Mumbai clarifying several points as there are three parallel restrictions in the city – weekday curfew, weekend lockdown and general restrictions on the city throughout Maharashtra, including the closure of all non-essential stores in malls and markets.

Weekend lockdown

A strict lockdown will be imposed on Saturday and Sunday, but it will not match last year’s lockout.

> Taking hotels with you in person is not permitted during the weekend closure. Only home deliveries are allowed.

> However, take-away during the closure at the weekend is permitted at roadside food stands. Nobody is allowed to stand and eat.

> Maids, cooks, drivers, domestic helpers, nurses and medical assistants who provide home services to the elderly and the sick between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. The clause implies that for regular work their movement is not allowed.

> Eye clinics and optician’s shops may remain open during the time specified by the state government.

> Home delivery of essential goods via online service providers is possible 24 hours a day.

> Students / candidates who take exams can travel with valid hall tickets when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

Restrictions on weekdays

> No more than 5 people are allowed to move between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as the curfew begins at 8 p.m. From Friday, 8 p.m., until Monday, 7 a.m., no more movement is allowed, except for essential services, as the curfew and blocking on the weekend are combined.

> All beaches are closed until April 30th.

> Gardens and public areas are open on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but more than 5 people are not permitted.

> All shops, markets and shopping centers, with the exception of those with essential services, will be closed on both weekdays and weekends.

> Buses are allowed to travel at full capacity, but no passenger should drive standing. Auto rickshaws can carry two passengers, and a taxi can run with the driver and a capacity of 50 percent of the passengers.

> Private vehicles are allowed on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. During the restricted opening times, private vehicles are only allowed to offer essential services.

> People coming to Mumbai by train, bus or flight are allowed to travel at any time. The same applies to outgoing passengers.

> Industrial workers can travel at any time with a valid identity card.

> The recording of films and television programs is permitted under certain conditions.

> Religious places, barber shops, spa, salon, salons remain closed.

> Newspaper is allowed to circulate between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

> Bars and wine shops can be delivered to your home.

> Schools and universities remain closed.

> Housing associations with more than five positive cases will be sealed and outsiders will not be allowed access.

The restrictions apply until April 30th

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