Jharkhand lockdown relaxations: Sunday restrictions lifted, students of class VI and above can go to schools
The students, however, will be allowed to attend classes only with the consent of their parents, he added.
A meeting of the task force, held on Monday evening, was attended by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, COVID-19 task force head Dr Sanjay Oak and other members.
The financial distress has claimed about 23 lives in the last seven weeks alone.
The All Kerala Caterers Association feels as long as the government lets no more than 20 people at weddings and similar events, things are not going to improve for them.
Test positivity rates -- the sole yardstick to impose a lockdown -- are high in places where testing samples are low, say traders
In a huge relief for businesses, the weekend curfew has been suspended. While night curfew will continue, it will be in effect from 9 PM to 5 AM.
After further relaxation in partial curfew, export of tomatoes to other States have increased from Madanapalle market in Chittoor district.
Public transport will be allowed in a limited manner from Thursday. Banks will continue to function across the state on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
All government offices in these five districts will be allowed to operate with 100 per cent strength of officers and 25 per cent strength of other employees.
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that starting on May 1, gyms and fitness centers can operate at 50% capacity, and live music will be permitted in gardens and outdoor spaces.