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In Photos: Mumbai returns to normalcy as five-level unlock begins after COVID-induced lockdown

02:38 PM Jun 07, 2021 |

The Maharashtra government on Friday issued a notification for a five-level plan to relax the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state, based on the weekly positivity rate and the occupancy of oxygen beds.

Traders heaved a sigh of relief as shops selling non-essential items and other commercial establishments reopened on Monday in Thane city and neighbouring Navi Mumbai, which are categorised under level-2 of the Maharashtra government's 'unlock' plan.

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In Mumbai restaurants, shops selling non-essential items, and public places reopened from Monday. As per the BMC rules, the restaurants are operating at 50 per cent capacity for dining till 4 pm on weekdays.

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The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) also informed on Sunday that the local bus service will resume in Mumbai from Monday onwards.

As a COVID-stricken Maharashtra tries to stand back on its feet, here's a look at cities that are going back to the new normal.

Long queues for buses observed in Borivali on Monday after the Maharashtra government announced the easing of COVID-induced restrictions as a part of its five-level plan.
People were seen shopping at the Municipal market in Malad, Mumbai on Monday after the government announced the easing of COVID-induced restrictions.
People were seen shopping at the Municipal market in Malad, Mumbai on Monday after the government announced the easing of COVID-induced restrictions.
Hotels closed due to staff shortage in Mumbai's Borivali on Monday after the Maharashtra goverment announced easing of COVID-induced restrictions.

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