The government of the western Indian state of Maharashtra announced on the afternoon of April 29 that it had extended the current blockade restrictions until May 15 in an effort to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Mabang, India’s worst-affected region, has been at the level of more than 40,000 new confirmed cases in a single day since the beginning of the month.
In order to control the outbreak, the Mabang Government imposed a night curfew on 28 March, followed by a midweep curfew and weekend blockade from 5 April, and implemented a “national curfew” at 8 p.m. on 14 April, ending at 7 a.m. local time on 1 May.
During this period, gatherings of more than 5 persons are not permitted, non-emergency residents are not allowed to go out, private cars can only be boarded in emergency or necessary circumstances, public transport capacity is limited, restaurants are only allowed to provide takeaway services, schools, religious sites, cinemas, theatres, etc. remain closed, film and television productions are suspended, etc.
Statistics show that as of april 29, local time, Mabang than the previous day, 63,309 new confirmed cases, a cumulative total of more than 4.47 million confirmed cases, 985 new deaths, a cumulative death of more than 67,000 cases.