Maharashtra to make masks optional starting April 2Fri 01 Apr 2022
Maharashtra which suffered the most from the pandemic will bid goodbye to all pandemic-related restrictions from April 2 as the state welcomes the Marathi New Year. The state government said that the use of masks will be advised, but it will not be compelled. Bengal and Delhi too, removed the “mandatory” tag from masks, though their use has been advised in crowded areas.
In Maharashtra, the announcement came from the Office of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The decision to drop all restrictions after nearly two years was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, the state Health Minister, Rajesh Tope.
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