Announcing the new lockdown guidelines for Delhi, a day after the Centre extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that some relaxation, including in public transport, will be allowed in the national capital.
He said that bus services will now resume in Delhi, but with only 20 passengers. Auto rickshaws, he said, will be allowed with only one passenger while taxi/cabs will be allowed to ply with two passengers.
"Private offices can open at full strength but they should try that most of the staff works from home. Markets can open but shops will open on the odd-even basis. Sports complexes and stadiums can open but without spectators," Kejriwal said.
The central government had, in its guidelines released yesterday, allowed sports complexes and stadiums to open up but without spectators.
"Metros, educational institutions such as schools/colleges, coaching, and training institutes will remain closed. Shopping malls, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls will remain closed. Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious, and other gatherings will not be allowed. Religious places and places of worship will also remain closed. Curfew timings in the city will be from 7 pm to 7 am, except for essential services," the CM said.
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Construction activities will also be allowed, except in containment zones and only with the labourers who are in Delhi, the chief minister said.
The Chief Minister further said that marriages will be allowed with a maximum of 50 people, and funerals will be allowed with a maximum of 20 people, and both events should ensure proper social distancing.
No activities, except essential services, will be allowed in containment zones, he added.
Over 10,000 cases have been reported in Delhi till date. Nearly 4,500 persons have been cured/discharged and 160 people have died due to COVID-19 till now, Kejriwal said.