The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet today to assess the situation in the national capital following the Covid-19 outbreak. The DDMA, led by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, will examine the traders’ demands to abolish the weekend curfew and the odd-even norm for opening businesses in Delhi during its meeting.
The Delhi traders’ fraternity had previously written to the Lieutenant Governor with their requests. The retail trade in Delhi has lost around 70% in the previous 25 days because to the Covid-19 limitations, according to Praveen Khandelwal, secretary-general of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, DDMA Chairman and Lieutenant Governor(L-G) Anil Baijal, and other experts and officials will attend the meeting, which is slated for 12.30 p.m. today. The number of daily Covid cases in Delhi has dropped to roughly 6,000, with a positive rate of less than 10%.
Cinema halls and restaurant dine-in facilities may also be authorised at 50 percent occupancy, according to the sources. The Delhi administration is also expected to make a decision on school reopening in February based on children’ vaccination status by the end of the month.
The weekend curfew and odd-even limits on stores have caused a slew of problems for the city’s over 20 lakh traders.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the retail trade in Delhi has lost almost 70% of its value in the last 25 days.
The number of instances of Covid-19 has decreased significantly in Delhi, and the city government this week proposed easing the weekend curfew and eliminating the odd-even plan for operating stores. L-G Anil Baijal advised keeping the limitations in place until the Covid situation improved further.
The government’s proposal to allow private offices to operate with 50 percent staff strength was approved by the L-G office.