Maharashtra relaxes coronavirus restrictions, allows tourist places to reopen

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has relaxed coronavirus restrictions. Water sports, nauka vihar and indoor entertainment are allowed outside containment zones.

The amusement parks and tourist places are also allowed to open outside containment zones.

The announcement came a day after Maharashtra reported 3,106 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall coronavirus tally to 19,02,458. With 75 fresh fatalities, the death toll in the state has risen to 48,876.

The Maharashtra government on Monday had announced the imposition of a night curfew in view of the new coronavirus strain in the UK. The night curfew will be in force till January 5, from 11 pm to 6 am.

In view of the development, India has banned flights from the UK between December 23 and 31. The state government has mandated home quarantine for all passengers arriving from countries other than from Europe and the Middle East.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already said that the threat of coronavirus is yet to be over. He advised people to wear mask, maintain social distancing and avoid crowding at public places.

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