The Maharashtra government has said that there will be five levels of restrictions for different categories of activities. In an order issued late last night, the government said these levels of restrictions will be applied based on two parameters i.e. Case Positivity Rate and Percentage of Oxygen Beds Occupancy. The order said, every disaster management authority shall enforce these levels of restrictions over administrative units falling under its jurisdictions.
Classifying the areas into various levels, the government said that where the positivity rate is below 5 per cent and oxygen beds occupancy is less than 25 percent those areas will come under level 1. Similarly, those areas with less than 5 per cent positivity rate and oxygen beds occupancy between 25 and 40 per cent will come under level 2. The restrictions will become stricter with higher positivity rate and increase in oxygen bed occupancy. Sports, restaurants gatherings, marriages, meetings, construction activities, public transport, timings for shops dealing with essential items as well as non-essential items, malls/ theatres, gyms, salons, shooting, public transport, cargo movement, will be REGULAR in level 1 category. Also, all private offices in level 1 and 2 have been allowed to open as per their regular working hours. However, in level 3 the private offices will remain open till 4 pm on working days except the exemption category. Whereas in level 4 & 5 only those offices which have been classified in exemption category will be allowed to open.