The government of Maharashtra has extended the lockdown-like restrictions till June 1 to contain the further spread of coronavirus. A negative RT-PCR test is mandatory to enter the state. The lockdown-like curbs in the state are in place since April 5.

The new orders enforce any person entering Maharashtra by any mode of transport has to carry a negative RT-PCR report. They should issue the test report within 48 hours before the time of entry into Maharashtra.

Restrictions applicable to people arriving from ‘sensitive origins’ are now extended to everyone coming to Maharashtra from other parts of the country.

The order further states that only two persons will be allowed in the vehicle in the case of cargo carriers. If the carriers originate from outside Maharashtra, they will be permitted with a negative RT-PCR test report issued within 48 hours before the time of entry into the state and will be valid for seven days.

As per the latest orders, the Local Disaster Management Authority (DMA) will keep a special vigil on rural markets and APMCs (agriculture produce market committees) to ensure

Covid-appropriate behavior. If these places are difficult to manage, then the local DMA may decide to shut them or impose further restrictions.

Personnel and staff engaged in the airport, port services, and cargo movement related to medicines or equipment for Covid-19 management will be allowed to travel in local, mono, and Metro trains.