Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday night addressed the people of Maharashtra against the backdrop of increasing corona patients in the state. Thackeray on Tuesday announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144 from Wednesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases and but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
Thackeray, who addressed the people of the state, said the government was imposing "strict restrictions" which will come into effect from 8 pm tomorrow.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said house helps are exempt from the fresh Covid-19 restrictions in Maharashtra, and are allowed to travel and work in Mumbai. The directive came a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced curfew-like restrictions in the state till May 1, under which local authorities are to take a decision on house helps.
"We will explain which works or services can remain open during the period. The break the chain restrictions will come into effect from tomorrow 8 pm. We will issue our orders before it," said Kakani on Tuesday.