Restaurants in several states open partially for dine-in

Restaurants and hotels in Pune and Mumbai will now be open for dine in till 4 PM on weekdays and home delivery and takeaways on weekends.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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Maharashtra government on Saturday announced 5-phase lockdown in the state depending on the cases in cities. Amid the phased unlocking of lockdown restrictions, Mumbai and Pune has finally opened up restaurants and cafes for the dine-in facility with a 50 per cent seating capacity as per the guidelines.

While the state will continue to remain under lockdown till June 15, relaxations have been announced in districts based on the positivity rate and occupancy of oxygenated beds.

Restaurants and hotels in Pune and Mumbai will now be open for dine in till 4 PM on weekdays and home delivery and takeaways on weekends.

Similarly, Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has also allowed restaurants to open from 5 pm to 8 pm and all the fine dining restaurants and bars are planning to open following the norms once the state issues the formal notification in this regard.

"We are happy with the three-hour window from 5 pm to 8 pm and all the fine dining restaurants and bars will open following the norms once the state issues the formal notification in this regard,” said Sudesh Poddar, President, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Eastern India.

The restaurants will be opening with 50 per cent of the seating capacity adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols.

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