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Delhi eases Covid curfew restrictions

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting, decided to lift the Covid-19 restriction of weekend curfew and odd-even rule for non-essential commercial establishment in the national capital, sources said.

According to reports, weddings can be held in the national capital with 200 people or at 50 per cent capacity of the premises. Cinema halls, bars and restaurants can also operate at 50 per cent capacity. Delhi government offices will also operate with 50 per cent capacity.

However, the decision on the reopening of schools will be taken up in the next DDMA meeting.

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired the DDMA meet which was also attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting was held virtually.

Last week, the Delhi government allowed all private offices in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, outside of Containment Zones, to function with upto 50 per cent attendance.

The DDMA had, however, advised the private offices to stagger office timing, presence and quantum of staff.

Earlier in the month, DDMA decided to impose a curfew in Delhi on Saturdays and Sundays to curb the Covid-19 surge.

Meanwhile, Delhi reported 7,498 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours, said the state government on January 26.


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