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Delhi to drop Covid-related restrictions soon, announces CM Kejriwal

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Covid-related restrictions in Delhi will be lifted soon, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Tuesday.

The announcement comes after some traders met the CM requesting him to lift weekend curfews.

The Covid curbs have been affecting business, especially the medium enterprises.

The traders have also requested to do away with the odd-even rule as it has reduced the footfall.

“When Covid cases rise, we are forced to impose restrictions and people face difficulties. We only bring in restrictions that are needed,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Delhi CM also pointed out that he had sent proposals to lift Covid restrictions to the Lieutenant Governor but he did not accept it. “We will together lift the restrictions soon,” he added.

In Delhi, 100 per cent of people have got the first dose while 82 per cent of people have received both doses of the Covid vaccine, CM Kejriwal informed.

Covid-related restrictions in Delhi to be lifted soon

The AAP-led Delhi government had recommended the lifting of weekend curfews in the national capital as the cases begin to reduce.

But the recommendation was rejected by L-G citing that a decision on lifting the weekend curfew will be taken once the pandemic situation records further improvement.

Besides, he had also vetoed the recommendation to withdraw the odd-even rule of opening shops in markets.

Delhi on Monday recorded a significant drop in daily Covid cases. 5,760 fresh infections were recorded, 37 per cent lower than Sunday (9,197). Also, the positivity rate fell to 11.79 per cent from 13.3 per cent in the same period.

The Delhi government has also been encouraging rapid testing and identification of Covid cases.

India on Tuesday recorded 2,55,874 new Covid-19 cases which is 16.39 per cent lower than Monday’s figure of 3.06 lakh cases.

India reported 614 Covid-related deaths; this brings the total number of fatalities to 4,89,848.


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Hina Fatima Khan
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Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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