India: Maharashtra Government Launches 5-Level Unlock Plan; Filming Also Resumes

Maharashtra’s comprehensive 5-level unlock plan, which is determined by rolling weekly positive Covid cases and oxygen bed occupancy, launches this week.

Municipal Corporations of Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Pimpri Chinchwad, Aurangabad, Vasai-Virar, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Solapur and Kalyan-Dombivali will be treated as separate administrative units.The remaining area of each of the 34 districts other than the Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban district shall form a separate single administrative unit.

Each administrative unit will have restrictions as per this criteria:

Level 1- Case positivity rate is less than 5% & Oxygen beds occupancy is less than 25%

Level 2- Case positivity rate is less than 5% & Oxygen beds occupancy is between 25% and 40%

Level 3- Case positivity rate is between 5% and 10% or Oxygen beds occupancy is more than 40%

Level 4- Case positivity rate is between 10% and 20% or Oxygen beds occupancy is more than 60%

Level 5- Case positivity rate is more than 20% or Oxygen beds occupancy is more than 75%

The announcement, made by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Friday 5 June, published an official statement on Twitter which, available to view here:

Though filming will resume across Mumbai, stringent rules will still be followed — such as bubbles and a ban on large gatherings. Outside movement will not be permitted after 17:00 on weekdays and weekends and theatres will also remain closed during this time.