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Delhi Unlock: Stadiums, Sports Complexes Allowed to Open From Tomorrow, Multiplexes to Remain Shut

Delhi govt has announced major relaxations in the lockdown curbs after a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases. Gyms, Restaurants, Bars were allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity. CM Arvind Kejriwal has urges the citizens not to lower their guard or all the hard earned gains made in the past two months.

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Delhi govt announces reopening of stadiums, sports complexes from Monday without spectators (Source: BCCI Twitter)

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday 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.

The DDMA added that Covid-19 protocols should be strictly followed along with the standard operating procedure and other guidelines of the government.

Cinema Halls, multiplexes, swimming pools, spas, schools, colleges, religious, cultural, political or social gatherings are still not allowed until further orders.

The prohibited and restricted activities will remain shut till 5 am on July 12.

Delhi had been reeling under a brutal second wave of COVID-19 that left lakhs infected and thousands dead.

At its peak, Delhi was reporting upward of 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases and almost 500 daily deaths.

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.

Delhi reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and five fatalities Saturday with the positivity rate recorded at 0.11 per cent.

With inputs from PTI