Delhi unlock: CM Arvind Kejriwal removes odd-even criteria for markets, allows restaurants to open with 50% capacity

Schools and colleges will remain shut. The Delhiites will also have to wait more to go watch a movie in a theatre.

Delhi unlock: CM Arvind Kejriwal removes odd-even criteria for markets, allows restaurants to open with 50% capacity
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New Delhi: As part of reopening the national capital in a phased-manner, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (June 13, 2021) allowed more relaxations.

According to the new directions, all the markets can now re-open without following the odd-even criteria from 5 AM on Monday (June 14). Restaurants will also be allowed to open at 50% seating capacity.

"We will observe this for one week, if cases increase, stricter restrictions to be imposed, otherwise, it will be continued," said Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference.

Check what's allowed:

- All malls, markets and market complexes (except weekly markets) can open between 10 AM to 8 PM and the odd-even formula has been lifted for one week.

- Delhi Metro and bus services have been allowed up to 50% of the seating capacity. 

- Restaurants can re-open at 50% of their seating capacity. 

- All Government offices of NCT of Delhi, autonomous bodies, PSUs, corporations, local bodies can function with officers of the level of Grade-I /equivalent and above to the extent of 100% strength. The remaining staff will attend up to 50% as per the requirement to be assessed by the HOD concerned (the remaining 50% of the staff will work from home). 

- Offices involved in essential services can function without any restrictions at 100% strength.

- All private offices in Delhi can function to the extent of 50% strength of their staff between 9 AM to 5 PM on the production of a valid authority letter and valid I card issued by their employer, firm or company.

Check what's not allowed:

- Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed.

- Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious festival gatherings will also be prohibited.

- Gyms, spas, entertainment parks, assembly halls will continue to remain shut. 

- Swimming pools, stadiums, sports complexes, cinema theatres and multiplexes will remain shut. 

- Weddings will not be allowed in public places like banquet halls or hotels. They can be organized only at court or homes with a limit of 20 people. 

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 213 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in over three months, and 28 fatalities on Saturday. The national capital has so far seen 14,30,884 coronavirus cases and 24,800 deaths. Delhi currently has 3,610 active cases.

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