Salons and wonder parlours opened up throughout Maharashtra on Sunday after greater than three months even because the state witnessed a spike in each day circumstances of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) over the past 4 days.

The Maharashtra authorities had on late Thursday allowed salons and wonder parlours to reopen within the state with sure riders. As per the rules, the institutions can perform choose providers like haircut, hair dyeing, waxing, threading, amongst others, excluding skin-related providers.

The state authorities has additionally made it obligatory for workers to put on protecting gear akin to gloves, aprons and masks.

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Salon house owners in Mumbai mentioned they’re permitting clients with prior appointments.

“We have started our operations with all safety precautions, however, customers can come only with prior appointment. The appointment is being given one day in advance,” a salon proprietor mentioned.

“We will also soon issue guidelines in form of safety precautions that salon owners are expected to take in Mumbai,” an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official mentioned.

Maharashtra recorded 5,318 recent Covid-19 circumstances on Saturday—the fourth day in a row that the state noticed a file single-day bounce in infections and the second consecutive day of greater than 5,000 circumstances.

Additionally, the state reconciled 1,050 circumstances from all districts and municipal firms between March 9 and June 7, taking its tally to 159,133.

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Mumbai on Saturday reported 1,402 new Covid-19 circumstances and 675 previous circumstances, which have been reconciled, taking its day’s whole to 2,077—the very best variety of circumstances reported in a day within the metropolis.

“Maharashtra is behind Mumbai and it will peak somewhere around July 15. In Mumbai, the cases might have plateaued but it has not yet in Maharashtra. However, we are in a better situation now, our recovery rate is good, social distancing is good, quarantining is better and further, it will all depend on how we will unlock,” Dr Shashank Joshi, Maharashtra Covid-19 activity pressure member, mentioned whereas talking to HT earlier this week.

The state recorded 167 fatalities on Saturday, taking the toll to 7,273. The case fatality charge (CFR) within the state stands at 4.57%. Of the deaths reported within the state on Saturday, 86 occurred previously 48 hours and 81 deaths have been from earlier than that.

These embody 5 in Jalgaon, 4 in Dhule, two every in Ahmednagar and Nashik, one every in Vasai-Virar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Jalna and Latur, knowledge from the state well being division revealed.

Mumbai recorded 41 new fatalities previously 48 hours, whereas 64 fatalities from earlier weeks have been reconciled, taking town’s dying toll to 4,284.

The state of affairs within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) continued to stay grim with an additional rise in circumstances within the satellite tv for pc cities round Mumbai. Thane metropolis and Kalyan-Dombivli continued to file a surge in circumstances.

Thane metropolis and Kalyan-Dombivli recorded their highest single-day spikes of 410 and 514 new circumstances, respectively. Navi Mumbai recorded 164 new circumstances, Thane district recorded 235 new circumstances. Bhiwandi and Vasai-Virar recorded 110 and 170 new circumstances, respectively.

“Not only Mumbai, but we also need to control the number of cases in MMR. The economy of Mumbai is dependent on MMR, and there is a lot of travelling between Mumbai and MMR. Hence, we also need to have control over the cases being reported in the MMR region,” Dr Joshi had mentioned earlier.

The MMR area together with satellite tv for pc cities neighbouring Mumbai constitutes over 70% of the whole circumstances and deaths in the entire of Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, 4,430 sufferers have been discharged on Saturday throughout the state, taking the whole variety of discharged folks to 84,245. The state’s restoration charge is 52.94% and its lively case tally stands at 67,600.

Maharashtra has thus far examined 896,874 samples and has a positivity charge of 17.74%. Currently, 565,161 persons are in dwelling quarantine and 36,925 persons are in institutional quarantine.