India : Delhi unlock 3.0 to take effect from tomorrow

India : Delhi unlock 3.0 to take effect from tomorrow

India : Delhi unlock 3.0 to take effect from tomorrow

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced relaxations in the national capital as Covid numbers in the capital drop to a two-month low. The restrictions will be eased from tomorrow. “If the cases of infection keep decreasing in the current manner, then our life will gradually come back on track. It is a great tragedy and we all have to face it together,” Mr Kejriwal told the media.

“We will observe this for one week. If cases increase, stricter restrictions will have to be reimposed, otherwise, it will be continued,” he said.

What’s open?

  • While shops were earlier functioning in an odd-even format, all establishments will now be allowed to open. However, they are only allowed between 10 am and 8 pm.
  • Restaurants which were open only for takeaways and home deliveries — can now have diners but with only 50% seating capacity.
  • Weekly markets are allowed to resume activity only one market per day will function in each municipal zone.
  • In autos, e-rickshaws, or taxis, not more than 2 passengers allowed.
  • Salons can start functioning too.
  • Private offices will run on 50% capacity from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • In government offices, there will be 100% attendance of group A officers and 50% for the rest. Those in essential services can work at 100% capacity.
  • Religious places to be opened but no visitors allowed.
  • Wedding ceremonies can be carried out only at court or homes with not more than 20 people.
  • Only 20 people allowed for funerals.
  • The Delhi Metro will ply with 50% of the capacity.
  • There are no restrictions on inter-state or intra-state movement of people or goods.

Here’s all that will continue to remain shut

  • The government has decided against reopening schools, colleges and other educational institutions.
  • Spas, gyms, yoga centres will remain shut.
  • Public parks and gardens will remain closed.
  • Sports complexes, swimming pools and stadiums have not been given a green signal yet.
  • Any gathering for social, political, academic or entertainment reasons is also not allowed.
  • Cultural and religious festivals continue to be prohibited as well.
  • Cinema, theatres and multiplexes will also remain shut. 
  • Banquet halls, auditorium, assembly halls.

Mr Kejriwal said the Covid situation in Delhi has significantly improved and the number of cases have also declined. He, however, warned if cases increased restrictions will have to be reimposed.