Mumbai: – The Maharashtra Chief Minister gave conditional permission to the businesses and factories, in green and orange zones in the state, saying that keeping the economic cycle going is necessary while fighting the Coronavirus. But Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray emphasised that strict observance of the regulations is mandatory.
Coronavirus claimed 12 lives in the state on Sunday, whereas, 552 new cases were reported on one single day. This takes the total number of deaths to 223 and the number of cases to 4,227. This is the first instance of the addition of more than 500 cases in a single day. Out of the 12 deaths reported from the state, six were in Mumbai, four in Malegaon and one each in Solapur and Ahmednagar.
So far, Mumbai has reported the maximum number of cases. The number of cases in Mumbai has reached 2,724, and the combined number of cases in Mumbai and Thane district has reached 3,214. 132 deaths have been reported from Mumbai till date. Pune district also has become a hot spot of Coronavirus. 55 deaths and 637 cases have been reported from Pune.
Meanwhile, businesses located in the green and orange zones in the state will be allowed to operate. Green zones are districts where not a single case of Coronavirus has been reported. The Chief Minister clarified that inter-district movement would only be allowed for goods vehicles, but the district borders will remain closed for the citizens. He added that conditional sanctions have been given to operate businesses in green and orange zones in order to keep the economic cycle going in the state.
The Chief Minister also clarified that although there is no ban on the printing of newspapers and paper stalls, home deliveries of newspapers cannot be started.