Delhi: Restaurants, malls to open from tomorrow as cases decline

Arvind Kejriwal.

Under the phased unlock process, reopening of restaurants with 50 per cent capacity and one weekly market per municipal zone will be allowed from June 14, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

However, certain activities and services like schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutes, political, social, cultural, religious and festival gatherings, cinemas, multiplexes, swimming pools, gyms, and public parks and gardens will remain closed, he said.

The religious places in the city will also reopen but no visitors will be allowed.

The markets, malls and market complexes allowed to reopen on an odd-even basis will now open every day from 10 am to 8 pm, he said.

Restaurants, which were only allowed to open for takeaways, will now function for dine-in with a 50 percent capacity, Kejriwal said.

Weekly markets have also been allowed but with 50 per cent of vendors and only one market per day will function in each municipal zone. Salons can open but spas will remain shut, as per a report by

Kejriwal said the Covid situation in Delhi has significantly improved and the number of cases has also declined. He, however, warned if cases increased, restrictions would have to be reimposed as the unlocking was being done on a trial basis.

“If the cases of infection keep decreasing in the current manner, then our life will gradually come back on track. It is a great tragedy and we all have to face it together,” he said at a press conference.

Delhi recorded 213 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest in over three months, and 28 more fatalities on Saturday, while the positivity rate dipped to 0.30 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.

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