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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen from Oct 22; no nod for water parks

As the coronavirus figures show the signs of declining in Maharashtra, the state government has allowed the reopening of amusement parks from October 22, the Chief Minister’s secretariat said on October 18. However, water rides in amusement parks have still not been permitted, it added.

The meeting of the Maharashtra COVID-19 Task Force was held here by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to discuss the extension of the timing of restaurants and shops.

“We are slowly relaxing the restrictions and the number of patients seems to be decreasing. We are also reopening cinemas and theatres from October 22. There is a constant demand to extend the working hours of restaurants and shops,” the statement quoted Thackeray as saying.

“It was also decided to allow rides (except water rides) in the open space in amusement parks,” it added.

Thackeray directed officials to prepare guidelines for extending the operational hours for restaurants and shops.

The chief minister also instructed the Public Health Department to coordinate with the Centre on the availability of vaccines for children. He also asked them to prepare a plan for inoculating children once the Centre approves it.

Although the second wave of the pandemic has subsided, the danger of a third wave is still there and it is very important to follow COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks and keeping a safe distance, the CM said. (Source FE)

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