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Delhi Unlock: Here’s a List of New Guidelines as Malls, Offices and Markets Reopen

The Delhi CMO's Twitter account said that though activities will be opened in a phased manner, people must follow all the COVID-19 protocols to ensure that all the hard-fought gains of the previous two months are not lost.

Delhi Unlock
A worker sanitises the premises of Sadar Bazaar Market area before the reopening of market

New Delhi: Delhi is all set to open from Monday (June 7) after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced more relaxations as the COVID-19 cases continue to go down in the national capital. Delhi on June 6 reported 381 new cases which was the lowest tally since March 15 with the positivity rate dipping to 0.5 per cent.

The Delhi CMO’s Twitter account said that though activities will be opened in a phased manner, people must follow all the COVID-19 protocols to ensure that all the hard-fought gains of the previous two months are not lost.

A worker cleans the glass wall of a showroom at Salect City Walk Mall in Saket, after the unlocking process in the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown begins, in New Delhi, Sunday, June 6, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(

Under the new guidelines, the following activities are allowed:

  • All the offices of the Delhi government, autonomous bodies, and PSUs can open the office with 100 per cent attendance for Grade-1 officers and 50 per cent for other Grade officers.
  • Private offices can open from 9 AM to 5 PM with 50 per cent attendance but will have to produce a letter from the authorities and a valid I-card issued by the office.
  • All malls, markets, complexes can open on odd-even capacity which means that only 50 per cent of the shops can open on a day.
  • The owners and staff of these shops must have a valid I-card or a letter by the District Magistrate to facilitate their movement.
  • Delhi Metro will be operational with 50 per cent capacity.
  • Delivery through e-commerce platforms will continue to be allowed on the production of valid I-card.
  • Alcohol vendors will open on an odd-even basis from 10 am to 8 pm.

Meanwhile, India on Sunday reported  1,14,460 fresh cases of COVID-19 which was the lowest figure in 59 days.