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Mumbai: The MVA government led by Uddhav Thackeray has given the fitness and fitness centers permission to reopen from today on the eve of Dussehra.
The CM also discussed preventive measures for COVID-19 in collaboration with representatives from various gyms and fitness centers across the state.
However, the government has not allowed other activities such as the steam room, sauna, Zumba, and yoga to remain closed.
Speaking to the media, the CM said that gyms and fitness centers serve the well-being of citizens. Therefore, care should be taken to ensure that viruses do not spread.
The MVA government is slowly reopening Maharashtra as part of Mission Begin Again by slowly lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
"Security measures of the utmost importance"
Owners must ensure that adequate safety measures such as hourly disinfection of the premises, physical distancing, disinfection and use of masks are in place.
He said that the health checks of trainers and staff should be carried out regularly.
The Maharashtra state government had previously allowed outdoor exercise and gymnastics centers to operate according to socially distant norms and hygiene protocols from August 5.
In July, the center published a notice that all gyms and yoga institutes in the country could reopen from August 5th. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across India, many states and cities decided to keep their doors closed.
According to the reports, the gym owners had asked the government to allow their centers to reopen after suffering a severe financial blow.
Maharashtra registers over 6,400 new coronavirus cases
On Saturday, Maharashtra reported 6,417 new COVID-19 cases and 137 deaths.
The state's COVID count rose to 16,38,961, including 1,40,194 active cases, 14,55,107 recoveries and 43,152 deaths.
Mumbai recorded 1,257 new coronavirus cases, 898 recoveries and 50 deaths.
The total number of cases in the state capital rose to 2,50,061, including 19,554 active cases, 2,19,152 recoveries and 10,016 deaths.