The Maharashtra authorities on Saturday stated that every one non secular places in the state will likely be reopened for devotees from November 16 and carrying of masks will likely be obligatory.
“All religious places in the state to re-open for devotees from Monday, November 16. Wearing the mask will be compulsory. All Covid norms will have to be followed,” the Government of Maharashtra stated in a press release.
The authorities headed by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged residents to comply with social distancing and Covid-19 protocols whereas coming into non secular places.
“The decision has come at the right time when the number of corona patients is low. The rules will be the same for all the religious places. The use of masks, sanitizers would be mandatory. Social distancing is very important,” (*16*) Patil, Maharashtra minister advised reporters.
Thackeray had earlier held dialogue with all divisional commissioners and district collectors of the state by way of video-conferencing over the reopening of places of worship after Diwali festivities are over.
In March, non secular places have been closed due to the lockdown imposed due to coronavirus illness(Covid-19) pandemic.
Thackeray had earlier stated that there was a delay in opening non secular places, because the state is being opened in a phased method to keep away from the second wave .
Maharashtra recorded 4,132 new coronavirus circumstances on Friday, which took the case tally to 17,40,461, the state well being division stated.
With 127 fatalities, Covid-19 demise toll in the state reached 45,809, it added.
On the opposite hand, 4,543 sufferers recovered and have been discharged in the course of the day. The whole variety of recoveries thus rose to 16,09,607.
There are 84,082 energetic circumstances in the state.
So far 97,22,961 folks have been examined. As many as 58,686 exams have been performed in the state on Friday.
The restoration charge of coronavirus circumstances in Maharashtra is 92.48 per cent whereas the fatality charge is 2.63 per cent.