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Maharashtra to enter 'lockdown-style' restrictions from April 14-30
Mumbai, April 13, 2021
As expected, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced "lockdown"-style restrictions starting from 8 p.m. on April 14, till April 30 to break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic which has gripped the state.
However, Mumbai suburban trains and city buses will continue to run, but commutes will be permitted only for those in the designated "essential services", he said.
"From tomorrow 8 pm, Section 144 will be imposed across Maharashtra. From 7 a.m.-8 p.m. only essential services shall remain open. This is imperative to break the chain of the virus. Saving lives is our topmost priority," Thackeray said in an address to the state late this evening.