Delhi Unlock 3.0: With the significant decline in COVID-19 cases, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Sunday gave more relaxation and allowed the resumption of several activities from 5 AM tomorrow. Under the phased unlock process, reopening of restaurants with 50 per cent capacity and one weekly market per municipal zones will be allowed from June 14, 5 AM. Notably, phased reopening of Delhi started with the resumption of construction and manufacturing activities from May 31. Last week, markets and malls were allowed to open, on an odd-even basis. Moreover, the Delhi Metro also resumed services for the general public with a 50 per cent seating capacity. Addressing a presser last week, CM Kejriwal had stated that more activities would be allowed if the Covid situation continued to improve in the city. Since then the Covid situation has improved in the national capital with less number of infections and deaths reported by the Health bulletins of the Delhi government. On Saturday, Delhi reported 213 new Covid cases, the lowest since March 1 when 175 people were found Covid positive in the national capital.Also Read - Vision 2047: Arvind Kejriwal Launches Initiative to Make Delhi 'World-Class' City
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12: 24 PM: Spas, gyms, Yoga institutes will remain closed. Public parks & gardens will remain closed. In govt offices, there will be 100% attendance of group A officers and 50% for the rest. Essential activities will continue, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Also Read - Delhi Schools Reopening Update: Manish Sisodia Makes A Big Statement, Says Many People Want…
12:24 PM: 50% capacity allowed in Delhi Metro as well as buses. In autos, e-rickshaws, or taxis, not more than 2 passengers allowed to ensure social distancing.
12:10 PM: Religious places to be opened but no visitors allowed. Weekly market allowed but only 1 market per zone.
12:08 PM: Weddings not allowed in public places like banquet halls or hotels, allowed only at court or homes with not more than 20 people. Only 20 people allowed at funeral.
12:06 PM: After 5 am tomorrow, all activities will be allowed except some activities that will be prohibited and some activities that will be done in a restricted manner. A detailed order will be issued, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
12:04 PM: Cinemas, swimming pools to remain shut.
12:02 PM: No gathering will be allowed, said CM Kejriwal.
12:00 PM: Kejriwal presser begins.
11:00 AM: “Honourable CM Shri @Arvind Kejriwal will address an important digital press conference today at 12 noon,” the Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tweeted on Sunday morning.
10:30 AM: CM Kejriwal is expected to address a presser at 12 PM. Stay tuned.
09:30 AM: As per the reports of Times of India, a file on the likely unlocking measures has been submitted to L-G Baijal. A formal announcement on further relaxations will be made after his approval.
08:20 AM: Restaurant owners in the capital city have been urging the government to allow them to reopen. Moreover, Delhi Gym Association has also appealed to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to give nod to resume operations.
07:45 AM: Earlier on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cautioned that the chances of a possible third wave of the pandemic are quite real, for which the government is making preparations on a war-footing. He said the indications of a possible third wave are coming from the UK, where coronavirus cases are rising again despite “45 per cent of its population” getting vaccinated. “So we cannot afford to sit idle,” Kejriwal said after inaugurating 22 oxygen plants with a combined capacity of 17 MT installed in nine different government-run hospitals across the national capital.
07:02 AM: “There is a likelihood of the Delhi government announcing more relaxations like reopening salons and weekly markets from next week. Reopening of cinema halls, gyms and allowing dining at restaurants are also under consideration,” a source claimed.
07:01 AM: Brijesh Goyal said the CTI has also written to the Delhi government and the Delhi Disaster Management Authority(DDMA) urging them to allow reopening of salons and gyms as these sectors provide livelihood to nearly 15 lakh people.
07: 00 AM: The Chamber of Trade and Industry(CTI) has demanded reopening of salons and gyms from June 14. In an online meeting of salon owners and gym operators, organised by CTI, they demanded reopening of the gyms and salons, said chairman of CTI Brijesh Goyal.