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Delhi Lockdown: Arvind Kejriwal allows buses, taxis, construction activities; odd-even for shops in markets

Emphasising the importance of gradual revival of economic activities, the chief minister announced a number of measures which will enable in restoring normalcy in the national capital.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2020, 09.51 AM IST
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Lockdown 4.0 in Delhi: What's allowed and what's not
Lockdown 4.0 in Delhi: What's allowed and what's not
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In consonance with the central directive, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal decided to extend the lockdown in the national capital till May 31. Emphasising the importance of gradual revival of economic activities, the chief minister announced a number of measures which will enable in restoring normalcy in Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal announced that bus services will resume but only 20 passengers will be allowed at a time.

"We have to slowly move towards opening of economy," the chief minister said, adding that masks and physical distancing would be vital in the city. 299 new coronavirus cases were reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 10,054, according to a health bulletin released by the Delhi government.

Activities that are permitted
1. Construction activities are allowed in the national capital now but only with labourers who are in Delhi.

2. Markets can open but shops will open on odd-even basis.

3. Taxis & cabs will be allowed but only 2 passengers at a time in a car- Drivers will be responsible for disinfecting before every ride.

4. Sports complexes & stadiums can open but without spectators.

5 Buses will be allowed with 20 passengers only.

6. Restaurants can open for home-delivery, dining facility not allowed.

7. Inter state doctors and medical professionals, sanitation workers and ambulance.

8. Wedding with 50 guests funeral with 20 guests.

Activities not permitted in Delhi
1. Barber shops, spas and saloons to remain closed for now

2. Stepping out of homes between 7 pm to 7 am, except for essential services will be prohibited.

3. Metro services.

4. Schools/Colleges and educational institutions will remain closed.

5. Shopping malls, religious gathering banned in Delhi.

6. Carpooling or car-sharing will not be allowed for aggregators.

7. No activity in containment zones.
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