Giving further relaxations in Covid-19 restrictions in the national capital, the Delhi Government on 20 June allowed bars to operate with 50% and permitted the reopening of public parks, gardens and golf clubs. The relaxations will remain in force till 5 AM on 28 June.
According to an order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA):
- Restaurants and bars are allowed to open with up to 50% of the seating capacity from 8 AM to 10 PM and 12 PM to 10 OM respectively for another week till 5 AM on 28 June.
- Outdoor yoga activities have been permitted.
- All markets, market complexes, and malls permitted to open from 10 AM to 8 PM.
- All Government offices shall function with officers of Grade-I/equivalent and above to the extent of 100% strength and remaining staff will attend upto 50% as per requirement assessed by the Head of the Department (HOD).
- All private offices shall be allowed to function to the extent of 50% of their staff between 9 AM to 5 PM.
- All standalone shops and shops in residential areas shall be permitted to open on all days without any distinction of essential/non-essential goods and services.
- All markets, market complexes and malls shall be permitted to open between 10 AM to 8 PM.
Earlier, on 13 June, the Delhi Government had announced to ease the lockdown restrictions with all shops allowed to open simultaneously in all markets and malls. Restaurants were allowed to open at 50% seating capacity, while Delhi Metro and buses were permitted to operate at 50% capacity.
The lockdown was imposed in the national capital on 19 April. The process of gradual reopening of activities began from 31 May after a significant and consistent decline in a number of cases for several days.
Meanwhile, Delhi reported 135 fresh cases of Covid-19, 201 patient recoveries and seven deaths in the past 24 hours, said the Delhi Health Department on 19 June. With this, the total cases in the capital mounted to 14,32,168 including 2,372 active cases and 14,04,889 total recoveries.
The death toll, however, surged to 24,907 including the new deaths. As a sign of relief, Delhi logged seven Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. On 4 March, Delhi registered four Covid-19 deaths. Since then, this is the lowest Covid-19 death count.