On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the capital city would re-open from Monday (June 7) with conditions. On Monday, Metros would function with 50 percent capacity, privates offices would work with 50 percent of staff.
CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Lockdown will continue with more relaxation in other activities. Shops in markets and malls to be opened on an odd-even basis from Monday. The shops will be allowed to open from 10 am to 8 pm. The private offices will be allowed to function with 50 percent staff.”
CM Kejriwal further said, “In government offices, Group A staff will be allowed to function with 100 percent capacity while group B with 50 percent staff. Delhi metro to resume its services with 50 percent capacity”.
Delhi CM urged that the work from home mode of working still must be widely used.
Arvind Kejriwal added, “As and when the situation keeps improving, more relaxations will be announced. This is what is being currently done.”
Highlights of CM Kejriwal’s unlock announcement:
- Malls and Shopping centres would open on an odd-even basis.
- The Odd-even rule does not apply to the essential item shops, these shops would remain open all days.
- Delhi Metro would function with 50 percent capacity.
- In government offices, Group A staff will be allowed to function with 100 percent capacity while group B with 50 percent staff.
- In private offices, the office would work with 50 percent of employees.
- If the situation improves, more relaxation would be announced.
About the third wave of Coronavirus, Delhi CM said that the authorities are trying their best to prepare for the third wave.
He said, “We are preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 keeping in mind that 37,000 cases may be reported during the peak.”
Further, he said that the government is planning to set up 64 oxygen plants and two genome-tracking facilities so that the strains of the virus could be easily tracked. He also said that a panel of doctors would set up which would advise whether medicine is required for a Covid patient or not.