With the Covid-19 positivity rate falling below 2 per cent in Delhi, the city government has decided to begin the unlock process. Addressing the media after meeting L-G Anil Baijal, Kejriwal said that relaxations will be given to businesses from May 31. He said that factories and construction activities will be allowed in the city for one week from Monday.
The current phase of restrictions in Delhi is set to end on May 31. The national capital city was put under lockdown last month to arrest the spread of the virus. Notably, the positivity rate has dropped to 1.53 per cent in Delhi from 31 per cent in April as the city reported 1,072 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
Kejriwal had on Wednesday expressed concerns over businesses shutting down due to the lockdown and hinted at the gradual opening of markets.
“The lockdown cannot be extended for an unlimited period since people are suffering and businesses are shutting down. In the coming days, we will have to see how much can be opened up and how it can be opened. But if the reopening is dependent on vaccination, then we don’t even know when we will be able to vaccinate all,” he had said.