Maharashtra government on Friday extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till the midnight of December 31, 2020, amid surge in COVID-19 cases. Since last couple of months, the government had been easing several lockdown restrictions under "Mission Begin Again".
Revised guidelines have been issued from time to time by the government, allowing resumption of various activities as part of the "Mission Begin Again", the release said.
Earlier this week, the government allowed reopening of places of worship. Schools for students from classes 9th to 12th have also reopened in some parts of the state this week.
Hotels and bars have been already allowed to reopen.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 6,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the coronavirus tally of the state to 18,08,550. Out of this, 87,969 are active cases of COVID-19. As many as 4,089 people were recovered and discharged from the hospitals on Friday. With this, total recovery has reached 16,72,627.
The number of coronavirus fatalities has reached 46,898 as 85 more lost their lives due to the deadly contagious virus today.
(With PTI inputs)