Lifting yet another set of restrictions, the Maharashtra state administration has allowed salons and beauty parlours in Mumbai to reopen from Sunday, June 28. By Kumar Shree

These salons and beauty parlours in Mumbai will have to adhere to the suggested operation protocols. Entry to be reserved by prior appointments only. They can only offer selected services like hair colour, haircut, threading and waxing. Any skin-related services are not allowed. Salons must sanitise their tools and chairs after every use. They must use disposable napkins only. Mask is mandatory for both customer and staff. The staff must also wear gloves and aprons. All common areas and floors to be sanitised every two hours. These are some of the guidelines that salons and parlours must strictly follow.

 

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As reported by The Times of India, Transport Minister Anil Parab said, “Unlocking is being done phase-wise. If found that by opening something, cases are rising or guidelines are not being followed, the decision could be taken back.”

Maharastra Nabhik Mahamandal, a state-level association representing salons and gym owners had recently staged a protest demanding the permission to resume operations. After the reopening of barbershops, salons, and beauty parlours, the gyms are expected to reopen within a week. The process will start with reopening gyms within residential societies and then extending to other areas.

 

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Maharashtra’s statewide lockdown is in effect till June 30, however, it is expected that the same will be further extended. If so happens, taxis and autos might also get operating permissions. City offices might also get permission to increase strength from the current 10 per cent to 30 per cent.

As reported by The Hindu, Mumbai City guardian minister Aslam Shaikh said, “This is the part of the State’s unlocking process. We have already said there will be no re-imposition of lockdown from now on, and we do not want to go back on our word.”

West Bengal has also increased its lockdown till July 31.

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