- The relaxation of Koro’s sanctions in Delhi is eagerly awaited
- A big decision is expected at the DDMA meeting on Thursday
- Weekend curfew, demand for removal of odd-even system became fierce
- After the opening of the school in Mumbai, hope also increased in Delhi
What are the current restrictions in Delhi, when and how many concessions are expected …
|Prohibition||How much relief|
|1. Night Curfew – Every night from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.||The DDMA will monitor the decision on Thursday|
|2. Weekend Curfew – Next Monday night from 10 PM to 5 AM Friday||The Kejriwal government had on January 21 proposed to withdraw him, which was rejected from the lieutenant governor’s office, which is now expected at Thursday’s meeting.|
|3. Non-essential items shops are opening on odd-even basis||The January 21 proposal was also rejected by the LG office, but trade unions, along with the AAP-BJP, are seeking a waiver, which could be good news on Thursday.|
|4. Restaurants and bars are closed, allowing home delivery and takeaways from restaurants||Relief is expected soon due to increasing pressure from traders|
|5. Schools, colleges and all kinds of educational institutions are closed||Depending on the status of the students’ vaccinations, the government may consider reopening the schools from February by the end of this month. Schools are open in Mumbai from January 24. The Action Committee of the Association of Private Schools has written a letter to Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia stating that more than 60% of eligible students have been vaccinated.|
|6. Sports complexes and swimming pools are also not allowed||The DDMA will monitor the decision on Thursday|
|7. Cinema hall, gym, entertainment park etc. are closed||It remains to be seen what decision the DDMA will take on Thursday|
|8. Prohibition of any kind of social, entertainment, religious, political, festival related programs.||At present there is no scope for lifting sanctions in this case.|
|9. Religious places are open, but devotees do not enter||Devotees are rarely allowed to enter religious places|
|10. At present only 20 people are allowed in marriage and funeral||Waiting for the DDMA meeting on Thursday|
These things are important too
Based on the color code, there are four levels of Covid Alert in Delhi – Yellow, Amber, Orange and Red. Delhi has been under the control of Level 1 i.e. Yellow Alert since December 28 last year. A night curfew was imposed in Delhi on that day and a weekend curfew was also announced on January 1.
The DDMA meeting, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, is scheduled to meet on January 27 at 12.30 pm, officials said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also expected to attend the meeting. The meeting will discuss the permission for concessions in Delhi, which may be granted in view of the improvement in the condition of the Covid-19.
In view of the epidemic situation, the Delhi government on Friday proposed lifting the weekend curfew and opening of shops to open shops, but Lieutenant Governor Baijal suggested that sanctions remain in place until the situation improves. . The lieutenant governor’s office, however, approved the government’s proposal to allow private offices to work with 50 percent of the staff.
Traders in many parts of Delhi are also protesting and demanding lifting of restrictions, including restrictions on shops selling non-essential items, where they will one day be allowed to open on a one-to-one basis.
Delhi BJP president Aadesh Gupta had also recently written a letter to Baijal requesting him to remove the weekend curfew and odd-even system of opening shops in addition to running restaurants and gyms with 50 per cent capacity. At the same time, a delegation of BJP MLAs also met LG on Tuesday. The delegation also requested the lieutenant governor to take steps to provide relief to the managers and owners of banquet halls, spas and other commercial establishments.
The Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM), an association of leading health experts, has strongly advocated for the reopening of schools. IAPSM president Dr Sunila Garg said pre-school classes should also be started. He said, ‘The damage cannot be compensated. School dropouts are on the rise and child marriages are on the rise. At the same time, virologist and public policy expert Dr. “Children up to the age of 17 have a much lower hospitalization rate than adults,” said Chandrakant Lahiria. There is also growing pressure from parents and housing societies on the government to open schools.
In Karnataka, the lifting of the weekly curfew was announced on January 21, but under the night curfew, movement is banned from 10 pm to 7 am. The covid rate of hospital admissions that day was five per cent. Apart from this, 50 per cent rule is applicable in pubs, theaters, malls and commercial establishments.