Barbershops, salons will be allowed to open in Delhi; Spas to remain closed: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that apart from whatever was allowed till now, barbershops and salons will be opened but spas will remain closed. The fifth phase of lockdown is starting from Monday.

The barbershops have been closed in the national capital since nationwide lockdown was announced by PM Modi on March 24.

Speaking to the media, he said the new edition of lockdown is starting and the Centre has shared its guidelines. "Based on it, we have decided to allow barber shops and salons. However, spas will remain closed," Kejriwal said.

The night curfew to remain active between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., said the Chief Minister, adding that there will now be no limit on people riding on the four-wheelers or two-wheelers.

The Chief Minister added that the earlier restrictions on one passenger travelling in autos and e-rickshaws have been withdrawn.

"In autos, e-rickshaws and other vehicles, as per earlier orders, the number of passengers was fixed. But now we are lifting the restrictions on the number of passengers travelling in auto, e-rickshaws and other vehicles," said Kejriwal.

Kejriwal said, whatever was allowed till now, will be allowed in future as well. All shops in the markets will be allowed, no odd-even implemented. "We were following odd-even rules for shops in the markets but the central government has not stated any such rule, so all shops can open now," Kejriwal said. He said, if we opened up the borders, people would start coming from across the country, as Delhi offers the best health services.

The Chief Minister further stated that industries can now open in the national capital. Centre had earlier directed that staggered timings will be imposed in the industrial areas and even we followed that but now the Central Government has withdrawn that decision, we are doing the same. Now industries can open in Delhi, said Kejriwal.

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