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No entry in Mantralay without face masks : Maha Govt

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MUMBAI :

As the number of positive cases of the Coronaviru rise in Maharashtra, the state government on Monday issued an order prohibiting entry in Mantralaya without a face mask. The Maharashtra government passed an order stating that no individual without a face mask will be granted entry to the Mantralaya. The decision is applicable for all including the state government employees.

In its order, the Maharashtra government informed that the wearing of face masks have been made compulsory for all staff, officers and visitors to the Mantralaya for the coming few months.

‘No entry to anyone without face masks will be allowed. The decision has been taken to stop the spread of the virus,’ the Maharashtra Government said.

Earlier, Maharashtra Home Department had restricted the entry of ordinary visitors to Mantralaya. In a circular, the state home department stated that the ordinary visitors are not allowed to enter Mantralaya till lock down.

The number of visitors a minister or minister of state (MoS) can meet has been limited to 10 while the chief secretary and other department heads can only attend up to five visitors.

The total number of cases for the Coronavirus in Maharashtra have risen to 781 while the death toll has reached 45. 33 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state. Of them, 19 cases were reported in Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune, followed by 11 in Mumbai, one each in Ahmednagar, Satara and Vasai.

The Maharashtra Health Ministry on Monday morning informed that 29 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai. Uddhav Thackeray, in his address earlier, said that the lifting of lockdown depends upon people obeying the guidelines issued by the government amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

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