Delhi Unlock: Malls, markets to open on odd-even basis, metro at 50% capacity

In view of improving covid situation in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today, announced the guidelines to unlock the city.

With a dip seen in active Covid-19 cases, the restriction will be gradually removed. The markets and shopping malls in the city will be allowed to open on an odd-even basis from 7 June. The standalone shops, however, will be allowed to open daily.

The Delhi Metro too will start its run again, but only at 50 per cent seating capacity.

Private offices, can be opened with 50 percent manpower, cautioning them to have staggered timings. The work-from-home mode should still be used widely, urged the Chief Minister.

For public sector offices, Category A employees can work on all days, but all categories under them should work at 50  percent capacity, said the state government.

“As and when the situation keeps improving, more relaxations will be announced. This is what is being done currently,” said Arvind Kejriwal.

The Chief Minister said the government is making provisions for children and is setting up a panel, as well as a task force to track the next wave of infections.

“We are preparing for third wave of COVID-19 keeping in mind that 37,000 cases may be reported at its peak,” said CM Arvind Kejriwal.

He also said the government is setting up a 64 oxygen plant- the city faced an acute shortage of oxygen supplies in the last few weeks with several hospitals sending out SOS saying they were left with supplies to last a few hours.