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Maharashtra Dump All Covid Curbs; Makes Mask Optional

In view of low case count of Covid-19 in Maharashtra, the state government has decided to lift all pandemic-related restrictions including wearing of face masks , said Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope quoted by news agency PTI.

The Central Government has also decided to lift covid-related restrictions from the country. Wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing will although continue as earlier, Central Government’s order stated.

Housing minister Jitendra Awhad shared a tweet in this regard. The chief minister’s office said the new rules will be effective from April 2. Most of the related-restrictions had been lifted over the past few days in the wake of declining cases.

Later, health minister Rajesh Tope said, “We can’t say that Covid has been eradicated, I request that people wear masks. This’ll be a choice, it won’t be mandatory anymore.”

The western state recorded 183 fresh cases of the virus during the day and two related deaths, besides 219 recoveries. Maharashtra now has 902 active cases: 902

119 fresh cases of the virus on Wednesday and two new related deaths. As many as 138 patients were discharged following recovery. The state now has 939 active cases.

The coronavirus pandemic had wreaked havoc in the state in its first two waves. The state had seen a massive rise in fresh tallies in the recent past that was driven by the Omicron variant of the virus.

(With inputs from agencies)

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