COVID-19 cases are surging day-by-day in the country. With over 57,700 new cases of infection reported in Maharashtra on Sunday, a slew of new restrictions have been announced by the state to curb COVID-19. Named ‘Break the Chain Restrictions’ by the Maharashtra Cabinet, these fresh restrictions include weekend lockdowns, night curfew, and daytime prohibitions as well.
Across the state, the curbs would come into place from April 5 to April 30. The night curfew will be from 8 PM-7 AM, and the weekend lockdown will be in effect from Friday 8 PM to Monday 7 AM, The Indian Express reports.
On April 5, the state government further issued revised guidelines with a few additions. People were allowed to return home, go to a railway station, bus stop, or to the airport after 8 pm, during night curfew, and also weekends by carrying valid tickets. Moreover, students especially those appearing for their class X, XII, and other competitive exams, are allowed to travel during weekends and night curfew as well, TOI reports.
Some people took to social media to share memes and jokes as #MaharastraLockdown trended on Twitter:
Students, how are we feeling with a chance of exams being postponed? 😛
— sarcasmic_ray (@Aayush_21_) April 4, 2021
— A-cashhh (@whateverakash) April 4, 2021
2. Many people thought that such a lockdown was inevitable!
Lockdown to people in Maharashtra:: pic.twitter.com/lNAqIZkZHn
— Being Singh (@definitely_7not) April 4, 2021
— Kshitij wadia (@IMKshitijwadia) April 4, 2021
— Anurag Meena (@Really_Anurag) April 4, 2021
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3. The uncertainty of it all!
People: Will there be a lockdown? If yes, from when? #MaharashtraLockdown
Maharashtra CM: pic.twitter.com/VeM8ncB1Q0
— Tusshar Sasi (@FilmySasi) April 3, 2021
Me: Ye lockdown kab tak mein khatam ho jaega?
— Rajneesh Chaudhary (@Rajneesh1609) April 4, 2021
When CM announce night curfew again #maharashtralockdown
Le me:- pic.twitter.com/Sk8BjNTnrD
— 々TANGENT々 (@pra_tea_k) April 4, 2021
4. Others questioned the idea of the night curfew
— Udit Choudhary (@udiitpanwar) April 4, 2021
— Arpit Akhaury (@comfortablyslow) April 4, 2021
— Sudeep Tawde (@TawdeSudeep) April 5, 2021
What do you think of these Twitter reactions? Tell us!