Delhi Unlock 2.0: Shops allowed opening on Odd-Even basis, Metro trains to operate with 50% capacity

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CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Screengrab from a video tweeted by @ArvindKejriwal)
CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Screengrab from a video tweeted by @ArvindKejriwal)

New Delhi : As the number of daily coronavirus cases has come down significantly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced the Unlock 2.0. He said that the lockdown will continue but with relaxations in different sectors to help bring the economy on track gradually. He also mentioned that Delhi is getting prepared to fight the third wave of coronavirus as well.

“Delhi has fought its battle against Corona with full strength, now is the time to bring the economy back on track gradually,” Kejriwal tweeted as he announced the Unlock 2.0 plan for Delhi.

Here are the major announcements done by CM in regards to Unlock 2.0

The lockdown will continue in the national capital with more relaxation in other activities.

Markets, malls to be opened on an odd-even basis and can function between 10 am to 8 pm.

Delhi metros to resume operations at 50 percent capacity.

The private offices will be allowed to function with 50% staff. Group A staff of government offices will be allowed to function with 100%, group B with 50% staff.

Two genome sequencing labs to be set up for detection of new variants if any.

With an expected third wave of COVID-19, 420 tonnes of oxygen storage capacity is being prepared. We have also spoken to Indraprastha Gas limited to produce 150 tons of oxygen, Kejriwal said.

We are ready to combat the third wave of COVID-19. We have set up a pediatric task force: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi reported about 400 COVID-19 cases while the positivity rate is around 0.5 per cent, said CM Kejriwal.

A team of doctors & experts will be set up to examine the demand of medicines to tackle the WhatsApp forwards of medicines.

On Saturday, Delhi recorded 523 fresh COVID-19 cases and 50 fatalities. The positivity rate was at 0.68%, according to the official data. On Thursday, Delhi had recorded 487 cases of COVID-19, the lowest daily count in over two-and-a-half months, and 45 fatalities.