Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared that markets & shopping malls within the town are allowed to open on an odd-even basis because basis as the national capital enters the second week of the unlock process following the lockdown.
The Delhi Metro system, that was also suspended during the lockdown will resume service, however with 50% capability.
“Lockdown can continue with a lot of relaxation in other activities. Stores in markets malls to be opened on an odd-even basis from Monday. The Shops are allowed to open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The private offices are allowed to function with 50 per cent employees.”
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“In government offices, Group A staff will be allowed to function with 100 per cent capacity while group B with 50 per cent staff. Delhi Metro to resume services with 50 per cent capacity,” said the chief minister.
With an incline seen in active COVID-19 cases, Delhi had initiated the unlocking process from May 31 with factories and the construction sector restarting operations.
Delhi under lockdown since April 19
In the meantime in Maharashtra, the government has proclaimed a five level unlock plan starting on Monday, which will be based on Covid positivity rate and the availability of oxygen beds in the state.
Level 1 has the least restrictions while Level 5 most
In Level 1, restrictions will be located in areas with a positivity rate of less than 5 per cent, and where less than 25 per cent oxygen beds are engaged. Shops selling both essential and non-essential stuffs, malls and theatres, restaurants and public places for outdoor goings-on will be open.
Private and government offices, burials, weddings, gyms and salons will also be allowable to function regularly. Locals trains will function regularly.
City with a positivity rate among 5 & 10 per cent, or bed occupancy of over 40 per cent will follow Level 3 restrictions.
Stores will only be open till 4 am & shopping mall and theatres will remain closed. Cafes will only be allowed 50 per cent volume till 4 pm on weekdays. Public places for outdoor activities will only be open from 5:00 am to 9:00 am. All private offices will only be allowed to function with 50% capacity till 4:00 pm on working days.
Only 50 people will be permitted at weddings, 20 people in funerals. Construction will be permitted but either with only onsite laborer’s, or they must leave by 4pm.
Level 4 only allows important shops to open till 4pm and pickup/home delivery for cafeterias. Private offices of only ‘exempted category’ will be allowed, while government offices might allow 25 per cent capacity. Marriages might only have 25 people and cremations 20.
Level 5 will follow nearly a complete lockdown situation. Essential shops will be open till 4 pm, only home delivery for restaurants.