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Delhi's borders to be sealed for a week, announces Kejriwal

CM says only those engaged in essential services allowed to cross
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhiites can send their suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to WhatsApp number 8800007722, delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com and by calling at 1031 by Friday 5 pm.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 01.06.20, 07:30 AM

Delhi's borders will be sealed for a week, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday as he sought suggestions from people by Friday to reopen the same.

Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said people having passes and engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter the national capital.

He said that Delhiites can send their suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to WhatsApp number 8800007722, delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com and by calling at 1031 by Friday 5 pm.

On Sunday, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration in Uttar Pradesh had announced that the Noida-Delhi border will remain sealed for movement of people to and from the national capital

The administration had said that the source of infection in 42 per cent of coronavirus cases detected in the district in the last 20 days has been traced to Delhi.

Some will say that if people from other states are allowed to enter the city, they will avail services of health facilities in large numbers in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, and that Delhiites would not be able to use them, the chief minister said.

Kejriwal also assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals to treat Covid-19 positive patients in the city.

The Delhi government will implement all the relaxations permitted by the Centre, the chief minister said.

Barber shops to open

After being shut for over two months, barbershops and salons will reopen in Delhi, but spas will remain closed, Kejriwal said.

Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said there will also be no restrictions on the number of persons travelling in four wheelers, two wheelers, auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and other vehicles in the city.

The announcements came as the nation exits the Covid-19 lockdown in a phased manner.

The chief minister said that the Delhi government will implement all the relaxations permitted by the Centre.

He said that until now, shops in markets were being allowed to open on odd-even basis, adding that there are no such restrictions mentioned by the Centre in its latest guidelines.

Now, all shops in the city will be permitted to function, Kejriwal said.

The chief minister said that there will also be no restrictions on the functioning of industries in the national capital.

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