Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Photo: ANI

Following the extension of the pan-India lockdown till May 31, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital would prepare a detailed plan based on the guidelines given by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

"Centre's guidelines are largely in line with the proposal sent by Delhi govt based on suggestions of lakhs of Delhiites," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The Chief Minister said that while Delhi had utilitsed the lockdown period to "prepare our healthcare system if Corona cases increase", it was now time to "relax the restrictions to some extent".

According to data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has so far recorded over 90,900 positive cases. Of these, 53,946 cases remain active, while 2,872 people have passed away.

In Delhi the total number of cases recorded thus far stands at 9,755 with 148 fatalities.

According to a PTI report, Delhi reported 19 coronavirus deaths on Sunday and 422 fresh cases. In a bulletin issued on Sunday, the Delhi Health Department said with 19 more fatalities reported, the death toll from coronavirus has risen to 148.

According to the guidelines released on Sunday by the MHA, restrictions have been greatly eased in the red, green and orange zones. The containment zones however will be permitted to avail only essential services.

In Lockdown 4.0, the States and Union Territories can decide on the delineation of red orange and green zones. Alongside the restrictions given by the MHA, states/ UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain other activities in the various zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary.

According to the MHA guidelines, except in the containment zones, inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses can take place with the consent of all involved states and Union Territories.

Additionally, intra state movement of passenger vehicles and buses as decided by the States and UTs will also be permitted.

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