Complying with the order from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Government of Delhi, announced today, that the standalone shops outside containment zones will allowed to resume operations. The announcement came following a meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal. However, the government has not permitted the other relaxations passed by the Centre which included the opening of industries and allowing self-employed persons to work.
Satyendra Jain, Health Minister, Delhi, today said, that there are 92 hotspots in Delhi but the entire city is not a hotspot. Jain answered this when he was asked if the Delhi government was considering easing the curbs enforced to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
Earlier, on April 23 midnight, Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretary had allowed neighbourhood shops, standalone shops and shops in residential complexes to resume their operations on the condition that they operate with half the strength and enforce social distancing norms.
However, malls, theatres, gyms, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, auditoriums and liquor stores will still be under the lockdown. Moreover, the public transport will also remain closed.