CM Arvind Kejriwal suggests ending weekend curfew, other restrictions – Here’s why

According to official sources, the Delhi government has proposed lifting the weekend curfew, ending the odd-even system for opening shops, and allowing private offices in the city to operate with a 50 percent staff complement, among other things.

The decision to relax the restrictions was made in light of the declining number of Covid-19 cases in the city, which was taken into consideration. In accordance with this, a proposal to relax restrictions has been submitted to Lt Governor Anil Baijal for his consideration..

In response to an increase in Covid cases, a weekend curfew will be in effect starting at 10 PM on Friday and remaining in effect until 5 AM on Monday. This practise will be eliminated if the LG grants approval to the Delhi government’s proposal.

According to data released by the Delhi Health Department on Thursday, the city reported 12,306 new COVID-19 cases and 43 additional fatalities as a result of the viral disease, while the positivity rate dropped to 21.48 per cent from the previous day.

A day after the city saw a 28,000-case increase on a single day for the first time in its history, Health Minister Satyendar Jain stated that the peak of the third Covid-19 waves appears to have passed in Delhi. Nonetheless, he cautioned that the city was not yet out of danger zones and that it was critical to closely monitor changing trends before considering relaxation of restrictions.

In response to the COVID-19 surge, the authorities have issued a Yellow alert (Level 1) of the Covid Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in Delhi, imposing certain restrictions such as the closure of educational institutes, gyms, swimming pools, cinema halls, and other places where large gatherings are likely to occur.

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