Delhi Unlock 3 begins: Restaurants, markets to open from today

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New Delhi : With coronavirus cases continuously dropping in the national capital, the Delhi government has started to implement unlock plan from Monday (June 14) onwards.

CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that all activities will be allowed in the national capital from 5am on Monday, except some activities which will be prohibited and some will be done in a restricted manner.

Weekly markets have been allowed to open and restaurants have been allowed to operate at 50% seating capacity.

As per the Delhi government’s latest orders, all shops can be opened simultaneously in all markets and malls but the markets will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm.

Meanwhile, Delhi government has restricted the opening of gyms.

“We were expecting the opening of gyms in new order. Our industry is facing a lot of problems due to the closure. There is no support from the government to the gym industry,” Delhi Gym Association Secretary said.

Salons are allowed to open but spas will remain shut for now.

Here is what will open and what will remain close in Unlock 3

What’s Closed in Delhi Unlock 3.0:

Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutes

Social, entertainment, political, religious gatherings

Swimming pools, sports complex, stadiums

Amusement, water parks

Spas, gyms, yoga institutes

Public parks, gardens

Cinema halls, multiplexes

What’s open:

Essential services are permitted

Private offices can operate with 50 per cent capacity from 9 am to 5 pm

All market complexes, malls will now be completely open from 10 am to 8 pm but have to follow strict covid protocol

Restaurants can operate with 50 per cent seating capacity

50% capacity allowed in Delhi Metro as well as buses

In autos, e-rickshaws, or taxis, not more than 2 passengers allowed to ensure social distancing

Religious places to be opened but no visitors allowed

Weekly markets allowed but only 1 market per zone

Weddings not allowed in public places like banquet halls or hotels, allowed only at court or homes with not more than 20 people

Only 20 people allowed at funerals

In government offices, there will be 100% attendance of group A officers and 50% for the rest

Delhi government had imposed lockdown in the national capital on April 14 after the sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases due to second wave.

On April 20, Delhi registered the biggest spike of new 28,395 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began last year. On April 26, the city registered the highest ever positivity rate of 36.24 per cent.