Maharashtra will say goodbye to all restrictions related to Covid starting Saturday as the state celebrates the Marathi New Year. The use of masks would be advised, but it is not mandatory, the state government said.
The announcement was made by the Office of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
“All COVID restrictions in Maharashtra will be lifted, as we celebrate Gudi Padwa’s new year!” read tweets from the holder. Gudhi Padwa is a spring festival to mark the traditional new year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus.
All COVID restrictions in Maharashtra will be lifted, as we celebrate Gudi Padwa’s new year!
– CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) March 31, 2022
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope told reporters.
“From Gudhi Padwa, all restrictions related to Covid-19 under the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act will be lifted,” Mr Tope said.