Mumbai: “Relaxing restrictions must not lead to complacency”- Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray allows gyms, fitness centres to re-open from Oct 25th.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the government has allowed to reopen gymnasiums and fitness centres in the state from October 25, on the occasion of Dussehra festival.
While addressing the virtual meeting with representatives of gyms and fitness centres, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray added that the group activities like Zumba and yoga and steam and sauna facilities would not be allowed.
Gymnasiums and fitness centers, which have been closed since March due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, are now required to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the government.
Emphasizing on the strict adherence to SOP, the chief Minister said, “This may be a business but it is closely linked with public health. This should always be kept in mind. The number of (Covid-19) patients is now declining, but looking at what is happening in Europe, we must stay alert. We are slowly relaxing restrictions but everyone must ensure that this does not lead to complacency.”
The Chief Minister said that safety measures such as disinfecting premises at hourly intervals, physical distancing, sanitization and use of masks would be mandatory. Health checks of trainers and staff should also be done regularly, he added.