Delhi Government extends lockdown till May 31– Know What will Remain Open and Close here

Delhi Government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 31, 2021. Plans to begin to unlock in a phased manner from May 31.

Created On: May 24, 2021 18:23 ISTModified On: May 24, 2021 18:23 IST
Lockdown in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 23, 2021, extended the lockdown in the national capital for another week till May 31, 2021, till 5 am.  While making the announcement, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that if COVID cases continue to decrease, the State Government will begin to unlock Delhi in a phased manner from May 31.

The National Capital has been under complete lockdown since April 19, 2021. The decision was taken in view of the increasing COVID-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic. 

While making the announcement regarding the lockdown extension in the state till May 31, the Chief Minister mentioned that Delhi has been recovering at a good speed and that the number of cases is on the decline, however, he added that he does not want to lose the gains that have been achieved in the last few days. 

Lockdown used to boost medical infrastructure in Delhi:

While announcing the extended lockdown in the National Capital, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also informed that the lockdown period by the state government was used to boost the medical infrastructure in the city. He added that the number of oxygen beds has also been increased at various locations. 

The Chief Minister further noted that the oxygen situation has improved in Delhi and that the government is not getting any panic or SOS calls from the hospitals anymore.

While announcing 6 days lockdown in the National Capital, the Chief Minister assured that the essential services, food services, medical services will continue in the city.

Weddings can be held in Delhi with a gathering of only 50 people and passes will be issued by the government separately for it. 

• Home deliveries will be allowed

Essential services will be permitted 

• Curfew passes for the marriages will be compulsory and will remain unaffected

• Medical Services will be open

• Services of water supply, sanitation, electricity, among other essential services will be open

• National sporting event can take place in the city but without any spectators

• Students for examinations will be permitted with a Valid ID

• Manufacturing units working for essential commodities will be permitted

• Delivery of all the essential commodities, pharmaceuticals, food, and other essential services will be permitted.

What will be closed?

Private officers to remain closed

• Spas, gyms, auditoriums, cinema halls to remain shut

• Weekly markets 

• Amusement parks, water parks, parks

• Swimming Pools, Salons, Beauty parlors

• Festivals related gatherings

• Onsight construction

• Delhi government offices

Exemptions to be given amid lockdown:

•  Private medical personnel will be exempted on the production of the valid ID.

•  Patients and pregnant women going for medical aid along with an attendant will be exempted on the production of valid ID/medical papers/doctor's prescription.

•  Those who will be going for testing or vaccination will also be exempted on the production of valid ID.

People coming from or going to the airports/ISBTs/Railway Stations will be allowed to travel on the production of the valid ticket.

Officials in the officers of diplomats of various nations, as well as those individuals who are holding any constitutional posts, will also be exempted on the production of valid ID.

The Delhi Government while laying down the restrictions amid the newly announced lockdown has mentioned that up to 50 people will be allowed for marriage related gatherings (on the production of hard copy or soft copy of the marriage card) while for the funeral related gatherings, up to 20 people will be allowed. 

Amid the rising cases of Coronavirus in the city, the weekend curfew in the state was announced earlier on April 15, 2021. The step was taken to curb the rising cases of infections. 

However, the state government had decided that the curfew passes will be issued to those rendering the essential services.

While making the announcement, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal stated that the restrictions in the city are required to curb the spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made by the government after a high-level meeting with L-G Anil Baijlal.

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