Many parts of the country including, Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu have opted to cautiously unlock after two months due to deadly second wave of COVID-19. This unlocking come as the COVID-19 cases are on declining trend from past few weeks.
Shops in malls, markets, market complexes, neighborhood shops and standalone shops in National capital are set to open with the restrictions of odd-even and timings. Delhi Metro, which was halted since May 10 will also resume with 50% capacity and the private offices will also be allowed operate with 50% of staff.
Maharashtra is set to open from today in its five-level unlocking plan classifying cities and districts on the basis of positivity rate and rate of oxygen bed occupancy.
Under its five-level unlocking plan, shops selling non-essential items and public spots are set to open in Mumbai but malls, theatres and multiplexes will remain shut as he metro cities are classified under level 3 of the plan. Local trains in the city will only allow essential workers to travel while buses will be allowed to run on full capacity but passengers need to maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding.
In Uttar Pradesh shops and markets outside containment zones in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Varanasi and Muzaffarnagar are allowed open for five weekdays from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. However, the night curfew in the state will remain in force.
India today has reported lowest number of fresh COVID-19 cases in two months after grim record of 4.14 lakh cases in May. The case tally today stood at 1,00,636. As country is on downward trend of fresh COVID-19 cases, many states have also started easing their lockdowns.