Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
ANI

Due to a drop in COVID-19 cases in the capital, the state government in Delhi decided to further ease restrictions that were in place earlier. As the government prepares for a possible third wave it has said that the COVID-19 situation in the capital is under control to a large extent.

Here's a list of what is allowed/not allowed as announced by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Keep in mind that these new rules will go into effect from Monday morning at 5 am.

What is allowed?

  • All market complexes and malls will now be operational from 10 am to 8 pm. The odd-even system in the markets and malls of the national capital will end, and all shops will be allowed to open simultaneously from tomorrow.

  • While weekly markets will now be allowed, only one market will be permitted per zone.

  • Although weddings will not be allowed in public places like banquet halls or hotels, they can take place in the court or homes with not more than 20 people.

  • Only 20 people will be permitted at funerals.

  • Restaurants will be allowed to open at 50% seating capacity.

  • Private offices will run at 50% capacity from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • For govt offices, 100% attendance will be mandated for group A officers while 50% will be required for the rest.

  • 50% capacity allowed in Delhi Metro as well as buses. Not more than two passengers will be allowed in autos, e-rickshaws, taxis, in order to maintain social distancing.

  • Essential activities will continue as before.

What is not allowed?

  • Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain shut.

  • Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious festival gatherings will be prohibited.

  • Swimming pools, stadiums, sports complexes, cinema theatres, multiplexes and other public spaces will stay closed.

The CM stated that the restrictions will be examined for a week, after which a decision will be taken based on the results.

"We will observe this for one week, if cases increase, stricter restrictions to be imposed, otherwise, it will be continued. If spike in Covid cases is observed in next week, restrictions will again be imposed on markets and restaurants in Delhi" the Chief Minister said.

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