New Delhi: Delhi government has given permission to open liquor shops from Monday with some conditions. Shops will also open offering pan, gutkha and tobacco products from Monday. According to the order issued by the Delhi government, from Monday, such liquor shops will be allowed to open which are standalone. That is, there is no market and there is no other shop nearby. The owner of the shop has to follow the rules of social distancing. Apart from this, only 5 people will be present at the shop at a time.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the Delhi government will implement the latest guidelines of the central government regarding the relaxation of the lockdown. The Chief Minister said that opening of government and private offices will be allowed from Monday, but the ban on flights, metro and buses will continue. The Chief Minister said that Delhi government offices connected with essential services will work with all employees while private offices can work with 33 per cent personnel.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the time has come to reopen Delhi and people have to be prepared to live with the coronavirus. He announced to give all the exemptions prescribed by the Center for ‘Red Zone’ in the national capital during lockdown 3.0. The Chief Minister also said that Delhi is ready to remove the lockdown.
He said, “It is impossible that not a single case of coronavirus has come to light. We have to be ready to live with the coronavirus. We have to get used to it.”
Lockdown is in force across the country including Delhi from 25th March. Its first phase was from 25 March to 14 April. The second phase was from 15 April to 3 May. Now Lockdown 3.0 is from Monday (May 4) to May 17. He said that the government’s revenue and economy have been badly affected due to the lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection. He said that Delhi is ready to remove the lockdown.
These services will start on Monday
- All government offices will open from tomorrow. 100 per cent of employees will be present in government offices providing essential services.
- Private offices will be opened with 33 per cent employees.
- Data centre, call centre will be open. Industrial states will remain open.
Technician, plumber, electrician, mechanic, sweeper, laundry and domestic workers have also been allowed to work.
- Stationery shops will remain open.
- Major markets will remain closed. The mall, the market complex will remain closed. However, shops of essential goods will remain open inside these complexes.
- All shops of Colony Shop, Residential Complex will remain open.
- All IT-related offices will be open.
- All offices with private security and facility management will remain open.
- Industrial estates will remain open.
- The movement of people will continue to be banned. A passenger with a driver in a four-wheeler will be allowed only for the necessary service.
- Worker’s movement is not allowed. Workers from outside are not allowed for construction. Construction is allowed through the labourers living nearby.
What will be closed
- Metro service, interstate buses, bus service will be closed.
- Schools will be closed for two weeks.
- Coaching institutes, educational institutions will remain closed.
- Hotels, restaurants, cinema malls, spas, salons, gyms, sports complexes will remain closed.
- Religious institutions will remain closed.
- Cycle rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, taxis, cab aggregators will remain closed.
- Barbershop, salon, spa will remain closed.