UNLOCK 2.0 Process To Start In Delhi-Mumbai From Tomorrow
After the dreadful second wave of COVID-19, Delhi and Maharashtra presents a road map to unlock in a phased manner.
On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that marketplaces in the national capital would reopen, and metro services will restart on June 7, subject to certain conditions.
Other activities will be more relaxed while the lockdown continues. From Monday, shops in marketplaces and malls will open on an odd-even basis. Shops will be permitted to operate from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Private offices will be allowed to operate with half-staffing. Group A employees will be able to work at 100% capacity in government offices, while Group B employees would be allowed to work at 50% capacity. The Delhi Metro will reopen with a 50% capacity.
"We are making arrangements considering a peak of 37,000 cases in mind. A pediatric task force has been made. A storage capacity of 420 tonnes of oxygen is being created. Indraprastha Gas Limited has been asked to set up a plant to produce 150 tonnes of oxygen. 25 oxygen tankers are being brought. 64 small oxygen plants are being established. Buffer stocks of potential medicines will be made.", Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said in his address. With a drop in active COVID-19 cases, Delhi began the unlocking procedure on May 31, resuming operations in factories and the construction sector.
On the other hand, Maharashtra issued a late-night order yesterday announcing a five-step unlock plan to begin on Monday, a day after a minister declared the state government's U-turn on easing restrictions. The new rules take effect on Monday, dividing the state's districts into five levels based on weekly positive rates and oxygen bed occupancies. According to the strategy, localities must have a positivity percentage of between 5% and 10% or oxygenated bed occupancy of more than 40% for Level 3, and Mumbai currently has a positivity rate of 5.56 percent and 32.51 percent oxygen bed occupancy.
1. At the Mumbai airport, a 48-hour RT-PCR test report is required.
2. Essential things stores will remain open until 4 p.m. on all days, and non-essential products stores will be open until 4 p.m. on weekdays.
3. All malls, gyms, and theatres will remain closed.
4. In the bubble, filming is permitted. After 5 p.m., there was no movement outside.
5. On working days, private offices can stay open until 4 p.m., while office attendance (including government offices) will be at 50%.
6. Restaurants with 50 percent capacity may dine in until 4 p.m., after which only takeout and home delivery will be authorized.
7. Outdoor sports are allowed on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
8. Travel in local trains is permitted only for medical and essential services. 9. Every day between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., cycling and morning walks in public spaces are permitted.
10. Social/Cultural/Entertainment gatherings allowed with 50% capacity.