New Delhi 27 January (News Hunt)- The Delhi government on Thursday announced that schools in the national capital will remain shut till further orders but allowed the restaurant, bars and cinema halls to operate with 50 per cent capacity as Covid-19 cases dropped significantly.
The decision to this effect was taken during a high-level meeting by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) which was called to review the Covid-19 situation in the national capital.
The meeting also discussed the lifting of restrictions in the national capital in view of the improving Covid-19 situation. The DDMA meeting was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, which was held virtually and attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other top officials.
During the DDMA meeting, a decision to lift restrictions like weekend curfew and the odd-even system in the markets was also taken in view of the decreasing COVID cases in Delhi. The government offices have also been allowed to reopen with 50 per cent staff, the DDMA said.
Another decision taken at the meeting was to allow marriage ceremonies with a maximum of 200 guests in open areas and up to 50 per cent capacity at indoor venues. So far, only 20 people were allowed to attend these events at home. The night curfew imposed on weekdays from 10 pm to 5 am will continue, it said.