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Delhi Unlock: Govt Announces More Relaxations for Schools, But No Physical Classes Yet

This is the seventh phase of unlocking after the relaxations were announced for the first time in June. The state government has cautioned people not to lower their guard. The DDMA has already closed multiple markets for not following proper Covid-19 protocols.

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This is the seventh phase of unlocking after the relaxations were announced for the first time in June. The state government has cautioned people not to lower their guard. The DDMA has already closed multiple markets for not following proper Covid-19 protocols.

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday announced further relaxations in lockdown curbs as Auditoriums, assembly halls in schools and educational institutions were allowed to function from Monday with 50 per cent capacity for educational training.

However, physical classes are still prohibited until further orders.

According to the new guideline, schools and educational institutes will not need any permission from DDMA for conducting any training and meeting.

Academic programs can also be conducted in the premises with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

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This is the latest relaxation in the curbs as the national capital has seen a massive decline in cases after the peak in mid-May.

However, cases have been dropping since June with Delhi reporting less than 100 cases daily for the past few days.

The drop in cases prompted the government to announce major relaxations in lockdown curbs as malls, restaurants, public gardens, parks, and bars were allowed to open.

In the previous order, the government also allowed marriage halls, banquet halls, and weddings with upto 50 guests while Gymnasiums and Yoga Centres were also allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity.

On July 4, the Delhi government allowed stadiums and sports complexes to reopen from Monday without spectators in the latest relaxations in the lockdown curbs. The announcement was made in tand order by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in an order.

Delhi reported 76 fresh COVID-19 cases and one death on Saturday as the positivity rate dipped to 0.09 per cent.

The new fatality pushes the death toll in Delhi to 25,012, according to the latest bulletin.

With inputs from PTI