Pre-planned events like weddings will be allowed with e-passes being given to facilitate movement of traffic.
In addition to a slew of measures already announced this week, a few more were introduced that saw the number of people at gatherings slashed yet again.
A pharmacist at a government health centre was sacked and another suspended for giving anti-rabies shots instead of COVID vaccine to three women in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district.
According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 14,71,877 active cases in the country and 1,73,123 people have succumbed to the deadly disease.
It was on April 8, two days after voting in the Assembly polls, that Pinarayi revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus.
With this, the number of active COVID cases in the state rose to 58,245. Of the new cases, 7,905 contracted the virus through contact while 205 came from outside the state.
Pinarayi had received the first jab of the COVID-19 a few days before he fell sick, though he didn't exhibit its symptoms.
District collectors have been directed to enforce Section 144 in places where severe COVID spread is feared.
The curfew, which excludes essential services, will come into effect from 8 pm in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray refrained from terming the new curbs as a lockdown.
India, the world's biggest maker of vaccines, has so far administered more than 106 million doses of COVID-19 shots.