Maharashtra extends lockdown till May 31
Maharashtra government on Sunday extended the lockdown in the state till May 31, an official said.
State chief secretary Ajoy Mehta has issued an order notifying extension of the lockdown, the official said.
'The calibrated phase-wise relaxation/lifting of lockdown orders will be notified in due course,' the order said.
The present lockdown was valid from May 2 to 17.
Government of Maharashtra extends lockdown till May 31 for containment of COVID19. pic.twitter.com/qjJOfEj6o0— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020
'Lockdown 3.0 ends today. Lockdown 4.0 will come into effect tomorrow and will be valid till May 31. There will be some relaxations in the fourth phase,' he said.
'The green and orange zones will get more relaxations, in terms of starting more services. As of now only essential services are operational, he said.
Maharashtra has till now recorded the most number of fatalities due to the virus with 1,135 deaths as well as it tops the list of number of cases at 30,706, according to health ministry updates. India too has seen rise in cases with 90,927 cases reported since the outbreak.