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Maharashtra extends lockdown till May 31

Relaxations to be notified soon, state chief secy said in a statement
Flamingoes are seen in huge numbers behind NRI colony in Talawe wetland, Nerul, during the nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown in the state till May 31, 2020.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 17.05.20, 08:41 AM

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.

'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.

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