New Delhi: Even though the Central government has issued guidelines for Unlock 3, allowing certain establishments to reopen their business from Wednesday, the Delhi government may not open gyms and yoga institutes from tomorrow as no new order has so far been issued by authorities to allow them in the national capital. Also Read - Woman Shot, Dumped on Road by Delhi Cop; Saved by Another Sub-Inspector
Talking about the reason of why it won’t be opened from Wednesday, one official of the Delhi government told news agency PTI that yoga institutes and gymnasiums will not be allowed to re-open from Wednesday as the COVID-19 threat may loom large. Also Read - Will Make Water Supply in Delhi as Good as in Developed Countries: CM Kejriwal
Notably, the Delhi government had on July 31 issued guidelines to lift restrictions on night curfew but has not issued other orders giving relaxations under ‘Unlock-3 phase. Also Read - Manish Sisodia's Health Update: Diagnosed With Dengue & COVID, Delhi Deputy CM Gets Plasma Therapy
However, in its Unlock 3 guidelines issued on July 29, the Centre had allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 across the country.
As per the Unlock 3 guidelines, schools, colleges, metro rail service, cinema halls along with bars will continue to remain shut till August 31 and political and religious gatherings too will remain prohibited.
The development comes as the Arvind Kejriwal government decided to allow hotels and weekly markets to reopen in Delhi but Lt Governor Anil Baijal overturned the decision saying infection threat is still far from over.
On Tuesday, Delhi recorded 674 fresh COVID-19 infections and 12 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours, its lowest number of single-day fatalities in many weeks.
Over 674 fresh coronavirus cases took Delhi’s infection tally to 1,39,156, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 4,033 with 12 fatalities.
(With inputs from PTI)