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Delhi ready to ease restrictions in Lockdown 3.0

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Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday addressing a press conference announced that the Delhi government is ready to implement all lockdown relaxation prescribed by the home ministry in places other than in containment zones.

In his speech, he said, “Delhi government will implement the centre’s latest guidelines on lockdown relaxation and allow government and private offices to open from Monday but the suspension of travel by flight, metro and buses will continue.”

“Time has come to re-open the national capital and people of Delhi will have to be ready to live with coronavirus.”

Ever since the first lockdown was announced the government’s earning and economy had been badly affected. Moreover, its extension till the 17th of May has added on to the difficulties for the local public. According to the data from the last year’s revenue record, the government earned Rs 3500 crore in April 2019 which is far more than this year’s earning settling to Rs 300 crore in the month of April.

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Delhi recorded more than 4100 cases so far with 60 plus deaths. Meanwhile, more than 1250 patients have been fully recovered.

According to the report published in livemint, “The central government list has listed all districts in Delhi as red. When the lockdown was imposed, it was necessary to prepare our healthcare facilities to tackle the challenge of the disease. Delhi is ready to relax the lockdown restrictions. We will have to be ready to live with coronavirus,” Kejriwal said while addressing a digital press conference.

“We have made a suggestion to the central government that all containment zones should remain sealed. Rest can be green zones and shops can be opened there on an odd-even basis. There will be an increase in the number of cases but with the lockdown, we are prepared to handle that,” Kejriwal added.

The list of relaxations and rules for Lockdown 3.0 announced by Delhi government include:

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  1. All government offices to become operational from tomorrow. Those involved in essential services will see 100 per cent attendance.
  2. For non-essential government departments, only deputy secretary and 33 per cent staff will be allowed to report to work.
  3. Private offices can function with 33 per cent staff.
  4. Suspension of travel by flight, Delhi Metro, and the bus will continue in the national capital.
  5. Schools, malls, gyms and social, political, cultural and sports gatherings will remain banned
  6. Salon and barbershops will remain closed.
  7. No movement of people will be allowed from 7 pm to 7 am.
  8. Those aged above 65 years, pregnant women, those with pre-existing medical conditions, and children below the age of 10 shall continue to stay at home.
  9. Self-employed personnel is allowed to resume commercial activities.
  10. Connaught places, malls, and markets will remain closed barring shops selling essential goods.
  11. Stationary and standalone shops will be allowed to open.
  12. Print and electronic media, private security firms can open.
  13. Firms involved in the manufacturing and supply of essential goods will be allowed to open.
  14. I-T, hardware, and e-commerce firms will be allowed to provide essential services.
  15. Private vehicles carrying a driver and 2 rear passengers will be allowed to commute but only to access essential services.
  16. Wedding functions with 50 people will be allowed. Funerals allow 20 people.

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