Schools will open in Delhi, will the weekend curfew be lifted? Big decision may be taken in DDMA meeting

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Schools will open in Delhi, will the weekend curfew be lifted? Big decision may be taken in DDMA meeting

Highlights

  • DDMA meeting will be held on Thursday (January 27)
  • Decision possible on odd-even arrangement to open shops in Delhi
  • There may also be an idea to reopen schools from February

New Delhi. A big decision can be taken soon on opening schools and ending odd-even scheme for opening shops including weekend curfew, etc., amid decreasing cases of corona in Delhi. Delhi’s apex COVID-19 management body Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting on Thursday to review the pandemic situation in Delhi. Officials said that the meeting of DDMA under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal is scheduled for January 27 at 12.30 pm. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also likely to attend the meeting.

Amid demands from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as traders to remove the weekend curfew and off-topic arrangement for opening of shops, the meeting will discuss the permission for relaxation in Delhi which will be affected by the COVID-19. may be given in view of the improvement in the situation. According to an official source, the government may also consider reopening the schools from February by the end of this month depending on the vaccination status of the students.

Let us inform that, in view of the epidemic situation, the Delhi government on Friday proposed to remove the weekend curfew and end the odd-even scheme for opening of shops, but Lieutenant Governor Baijal had proposed to do away with the situation till further improvement. It was suggested to maintain status quo on restrictions. Official sources said that the Lt Governor’s office, however, had approved the government’s proposal to allow private offices to function with 50% staff.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that the decision to relax the restrictions was taken in view of the declining number of Kovid-19 cases in Delhi and also to ensure that the livelihood of the people is not affected. Sisodia had said, “Now that the cases are decreasing and it also seems that the peak of the corona virus wave has passed, we want to ensure that the livelihood of the people continues to run smoothly. We have also proposed to do away with the weekend curfew and odd-even system of opening of shops in the markets.

At the same time, traders in many parts of Delhi are also opposing the restrictions and demanding the removal of the restrictions, which include the restrictions imposed on shops selling non-essential goods, under which they will be given a day on an odd-even basis. allowed to open except The weekend curfew is in effect at 10 pm on Friday and continues till 5 am on Monday. It is to be noted that due to the increase in Kovid-19 cases in Delhi, it was decided by DDMA to impose weekend curfew on January 1. The DDMA had also imposed other restrictions including closure of all private offices dealing with non-essential services.

On Monday, 5,760 new cases of corona were reported in Delhi.

According to the health bulletin released on Monday, the number of new cases of Kovid-19 has come down to 5,760. At the same time, the infection rate has also come down to 11.79 percent. Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta had also recently written a letter to Baijal requesting him to allow restaurants and gyms to run with 50 per cent capacity, besides lifting the weekend curfew and odd-even shop opening.

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