Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may announce further relaxation in the lockdown from next week amid a decrease in the number of new cases of Kovid-19 being reported daily in the capital. At present, the lockdown has been declared in Delhi till 5 am on Monday, June 7.
An official said the Delhi government may allow the reopening of markets and other activities from June 7 as the COVID-19 situation is improving gradually. Last week, following a drop in active COVID-19 cases, the government allowed manufacturing and construction activities in Delhi, starting a phased unlock process.
The capital has been under lockdown since April 19 in view of the huge jump in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic. Delhi’s health infrastructure and crematoriums were overburdened during the second wave of Corona, although the situation has now improved significantly.
Late on Friday, Maharashtra announced a five-tier unlock plan in its districts from Monday, which would be based on the COVID positivity rate and the availability of oxygen beds in the state.
Meanwhile, according to the Health Bulletin issued by the Health Department of Delhi, 523 new Kovid-19 cases were registered in Delhi on Friday and 50 deaths occurred.
However, this number was slightly higher than the day before. On Thursday, 487 Kovid cases were registered in the capital. The number of active cases in Delhi is 8,060. So far 24,497 patients have lost their lives due to Korna in Delhi.