The Maharashtra government announced on Monday that the coronavirus lockdown in the state would be extended until July 31.
Maharashtra leads in the number of cases of COVID-19 and fatalities from the virus. As of Monday morning, Maharashtra has recorded 1,64,626 cases of coronavirus and 7,429 deaths. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 numbers are nearly twice as much as the next worst-affected state, Delhi.
The government has also empowered district collectors and commissioners of municipal corporations to enforce restrictions to curb non-essential activities in their administrative zones.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had announced on Sunday that the lockdown curbs in the state would continue beyond June 30.
Uddhav Thackeray had said there will be some restrictions in the state after June 30 but more relaxations will be offered gradually.