UNLOCK 3.0: DELHI BEGINS TO OPEN UP IT’S ECONOMY
On Wednesday (29th July), the Centre announced Unlock-3 guidelines which are to applicable from 1st August across the nation. Unlock-3 aims at opening up more activities that lie outside the containment zones. However, all the schools, colleges, bars, metro services, and cinema halls remain shut till 31st August.
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Also, according to national guidelines issued by the Centre under Unlock-3, political and religious gatherings are still prohibited. For the first time, since lockdown has come into force, the central government has allowed the opening up of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 under a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that shall be issued by the Ministry of Health.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has already started making attempts at opening up Delhi’s economy under the guidelines of Unlock-3 as issued by the central government. On Thursday, the Delhi government decided to end the night curfew and make room for more economic activities which is inclusive of hospitality services being allowed to function normally.
Delhi Chief Minister’s office also communicated that the Delhi government has allowed weekly bazaar to operate for a week on a trial run while keeping in mind all the necessary precautions concerning Covid-19. The CMO said that
“it was decided that the street hawkers will be allowed to work in future without such time restrictions”.
The government had priorly permitted the street hawkers to function from 10 AM to 8 PM on trial for a week.
Earlier this week, CM introduced a portal which would provide better communication between the one who seeks jobs and employers. He also, de-linked hotels with hospitals that were supposed to act like extended Covid-19 centers in June when per day approximately a thousand cases were being reported in the capital city.