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Delhi CM Sends Proposal To LG To End COVID-19 Weekend Curfew, Ease Restrictions

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Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sent a proposal to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to end the COVID-19 weekend curfew and ease restrictions.

In his proposal, CM Kejriwal had also requested the LG to do away with the odd-even system in markets and allow private offices to operate at 50 per cent capacity.

While Baijal agreed to the demand for the operation of private offices, he decided to lift the Covid-19 weekend curfew.

Raj Bhavan in a statement said, “Agreed to 50% attendance in private offices but suggested that status quo be maintained with respect to weekend curfew and market opening… decision to be taken on the subject once the Covid-19 situation improves further.”

Jain today said the situation in Delhi is under control and the state government is planning to lift more restrictions in the coming days.

“Experts had warned that Delhi may register one lakh cases per day during this wave but that danger has been averted. We will make a decision on lifting more restrictions within three-four days.

According to data provided by the state health department, the national capital recorded 12,306 new Covid-19 cases and 43 more deaths on Thursday, taking the test positivity rate to 21.48 per cent.

Thursday’s death toll was the highest in a single day in Delhi since June 10 last year.

Kejriwal had categorically said last week that the Aam Aadmi Party government would not impose a complete lockdown in the national capital as it would have a huge impact on the lives of many working-class people.

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