Mumbai, January 29: The lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended till February 28, 2021. The Maharashtra government has extended lockdown restrictions in the state to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has 50,944 people across the state. According to an official statement, all the activities that have already been allowed in the state shall remain unchanged. The statement reads that all activities that have been permitted by the state government shall be continued and all earlier orders shall be aligned with this order and shall remain in force up to February 28.

Earlier, the Maharashtra government had extended the lockdown till January 31, 2021. A circular to this effect was issued on December 29. "The state is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 virus. Therefore, to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus, the lockdown in the state has been extended till January 31," the circular had said.  Mumbai Local Train Services to Resume For General Public From February 1, 2021, Know Timings.

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Over the past few months, the state government of Maharashtra, under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, had eased several lockdown restrictions. In Maharashtra, the COVID-19 tally rose to 20,18,413 with 2,889 new COVID-19 cases. With 50 more deaths, the death toll rose to 50,944 as 50 more die, the state Health department said.

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