The Delhi government released updated rules for the next phase of reopening in the national capital on July 30, a day after the Centre issued fresh guidelines for ‘Unlock 3.0’.
This phase of ‘Unlock’ will begin on August 1 and will be in place until August 31.
As of July 31, Delhi registered a total of 1.3 lakh COVID-19 cases. This figure included 10,743 active cases, 1.19 lakh patients who had recovered and a death toll of 3,936. Delhi remains the third worst-affected area in the country, even as the number of cases being reported on a daily basis had reduced in previous weeks.
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Here’s a look at what will be allowed in Delhi from August 1:
> In line with guidelines issued by the Centre, the Delhi government has dropped the night curfew in the national capital
> It was earlier applicable from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am.
> Hawkers will be allowed to function between 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
> Weekly bazaars will be allowed to function on a trial basis for a week, with social distancing and all precautionary measures.
What is not allowed:
> All types of major public gatherings, including political and religious functions, will remain prohibited.
> Schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed. However, the government is encouraging online learning.
> Delhi metro services, cinema halls and bars will continue to remain shut till August 31.
Rest of the guidelines, as in place during ‘Unlock 2.0’, remain unchanged.
Besides, the Kejriwal-led government had earlier de-linked hotels from COVID-19 hospitals after the chief minister said beds in such facilities have been lying vacant for the last many days.Click here for Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic