Delhi unlock: Construction activity, factories to restart from Monday
The Delhi CM had announced had announced last Sunday that the unlock process will resume if positivity rate continues to decline
As the positivity rate in the national capital reached 1.5% on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that a phased unlock process will begin in Delhi from 31 May.
"At a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Friday, it was decided that the lockdown be lifted gradually. In the process, we have to take care of the lowest strata first ... daily wagers, labourers, migr
ant workers," said Kejriwal.
"This lockdown will last till Monday, 5 am. We will begin the unlocking process. Construction activities and factories will be reopened from Monday keeping the daily wage workers in mind," he added.
The Delhi CM said that unlock will be extended every week based on expert opinions.
"After facing so many problems, we have gained control over the 2nd wave somehow. This doesn't mean the fight has ended.The situation is under control for now," he said.
His statement came in the backdrop of Delhi recording around 1,100 fresh coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate has also come down to 1.5%.
While announcing another extension of the Covid-induced lockdown last Sunday, Kejriwal had said that the unlock process may begin from 31 May if fresh cases continue to show a declining trend.
The restrictions were first imposed in the national capital on 19 April, which was later extended multiple times, lastly on 23 May
The Delhi CM had on Wednesday expressed concerns over business activities getting affected due to the lockdown.
"The lockdown cannot be extended for an unlimited period since people are suffering and businesses are shutting down. In the coming days, we will have to see how much can be opened up and how it can be opened. But if the reopening is dependent on vaccination, then we do not even know when we will be able to vaccinate all," he said.
Delhi reported 1,100 fresh infection cases in the last 24 hours, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed on Friday. The positivity rate has also come down to 1.5 per cent. The national capital has recorded decline in daily cases in the last one month. The daily infection number is now little over 1,000 from 28,000 April 20.
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