New Delhi/Chandigarh/Mumbai, June 07: Haryana and Sikkim were the latest to extend lockdown from Monday but have eased the curbs like several other states including Maharashtra that have announced cautious steps towards restarting or scaling up activities after over a month following a decline in COVID cases.
“The state government is taking a calculated risk and hence people have to take care of themselves. Nothing is going to be eased immediately,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said ahead of the start of the ‘five-tier” unlock process based on weekly positivity rate and occupancy of oxygen beds in districts.
Thackeray emphasised that the local administration will take decisions on whether to ease restrictions and further tighten them.
In Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, restaurants, shops selling non-essential items and public places are set to reopen from…