Delhi lockdown to continue with relaxations; markets, malls to open on odd-even basis: CM Kejriwal
New Delhi Giving impetus to the Delhi "unlocking" plan, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that markets in the city will be allowed to open on an odd-even basis, much like the plan was harnessed to beat air pollution in the national capital. The standalone shops, however, will be allowed to open daily.
The Delhi Metro too will begin its run again, but only at 50 percent seating capacity.
Private offices, said the Chief Minister, can be opened with 50 percent manpower, cautioning them to have staggered timings.
"As and when the situation keeps improving, more relaxations will be announced. This is what is being done currently," said Mr. Kejriwal.
The city recorded 523 fresh COVID-19 cases and 50 fatalities on Friday, while the positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per 100- stood at 0.68 percent, according to the Delhi government data.