New Delhi: The gradual unlocking process in the national capital began on Monday (May 31, 2021) at the behest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The AAP-led government began to partially ease its lockdown restriction from Monday, beginning with allowing the operations to resume in factories and the construction sector.
For other activities, the Covid-19 lockdown has been extended till June 7, this was announced on Saturday (May 29, 2021). The decision to further ease restrictions will likely be reviewed next week.
The companies, which are resuming operations from Monday are ordered to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols and stagger shifts, in order to maintain the low case count of Coronavirus cases in Delhi.
Delhi factory owners like Deepak Gupta, who is the owner of stainless steel utensil manufacturing unit in Delhi, welcomed the decision.
“It’s a calculated decision to start industry and construction activities first. This lockdown has not impacted the industries, unlike the last year’s blanket lockdown. We’re trying to make labourers aware of vaccination programme, “Deepak Gupta was quoted by ANI on Monday.
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According to the Delhi government, civic bodies carried out intensive sanitisation drives in various industrial areas in Delhi during the weekend. This was done prior to the opening of these areas on Monday as part of the gradual unlocking of the capital.
Delhi needs 1.48 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses for 92 lakh eligible residents but the capital is likely to get its hand on additional doses till June 10, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
“There are 92 lakh youth in Delhi, for which we need 1.84 crore vaccine doses. But the central government informed us that Delhi will not get the vaccine before June 10. Because of this, we had to stop all the vaccination centers for the youth,” said Sisodia.
Delhi recorded 946 new cases as of Monday morning, the lowest in over two months, while 78 deaths were reported in the capital, in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate in Delhi also fell to 1.19 per cent on Sunday from a high of 36 per cent in March, according to Delhi’s health department data.
(With inputs from ANI)