Maharashtra lockdown update: Pawar also said the government was mulling an extension of the timings of shops and restaurants from the current deadline of 4 pm.
In a major update for the people of Maharashtra, the state government is reportedly considering granting exemptions from coronavirus-induced restrictions to the fully-vaccinated people, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Saturday. Pawar also said the government was mulling an extension of the timings of shops and restaurants from the current deadline of 4 pm, reports news agency PTI. He said a decision on granting relaxations on the weekends is likely next week. Also, Read – Maharashtra Lockdown: Fully Vaccinated People Should Now be Allowed to go Out, Suggests Ajit Pawar
“The state is thinking of granting relaxations to those people who have got both doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This will encourage citizens to get inoculated,” he said. Pawar said demands are raised to extend the timings of shops and restaurants from 4 pm to 7 pm. “We are thinking of extending the timing for shops and restaurants but the final decision will be taken by the CM. We are meeting with experts on Monday after which a decision will be taken on relaxations on weekends,” the deputy CM said. Also Read – Mumbai Covid-19 vaccination Update: Vaccination to Resume From This Date After Stocks Arrive