Banquet halls for marriages with 50 people attending, gyms allowed to open in Delhi from Monday
The Delhi government on Saturday allowed weddings at banquet, marriage halls and hotels with 50 people in attendance, and reopening of gyms and Yoga centres at 50 per cent capacity under the phased unlock process initiated with an improvement in the city's Covid-19 situation.
The relaxations will come into force from Monday.
The Delhi Diaster Management Authority(DDMA) in its order said the prohibited and restricted activities will continue till 5 am on July 5.
Gyms and banquet halls were closed on April 19 when Delhi was facing the brutal second wave of Covid-19. In second week of May, weddings were permitted at home and in courts with not more than 20 people in attendance.
According to NDTV report Delhi, recorded its lowest daily rise in Covid cases today with only 85 new infections in 24 hours, has been easing Covid restrictions over the past few days. Last week, the Delhi government allowed shops to remain open through the week, while markets were allowed to function with a reduced workforce.
Bars, had also been permitted to operate till 10 pm, while the timings for restaurants were extended from June 20.
However, with the relaxations also came warning by doctors and public health experts concerning rapid unlocking and Covid protocols being not followed.
Delhi has witnessed one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks during the pandemic’s second wave(April and May) and witnessed huge number of cases on a daily basis.