Delhi markets to open on odd-even basis from Monday, metro to run at 50 pc capacity: Kejriwal


PTI, Jun 5, 2021, 1:23 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro will operate at 50 per cent capacity and markets and malls in the national capital will open on an odd-even basis from June 7, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday as he announced further relaxations in lockdown.

He also said the Delhi government will set up two genome sequencing labs at the LNJP Hospital and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences to determine the coronavirus variant that led to a surge in cases in the city.

The lockdown in Delhi, which was to end at 5 AM on Monday, will be extended further but several relaxations will be allowed, Kejriwal said during an online briefing.

Government and private offices will be allowed to reopen with 50 per cent attendance. Markets and malls will be allowed to open on an odd-even basis from 10 AM to 8 PM, he said.

Kejriwal said the Delhi government is preparing for the third wave of COVID-19 keeping in mind that 37,000 daily cases may be reported at its peak and making arrangements for beds, ICUs and medicines.

A paediatric task force has been set up to decide the number of beds, ICU facilities and other equipment needed for children, who are feared to be affected in the third wave, he said.

Delhi is also creating an oxygen storage capacity of 450 MT, purchasing 25 oxygen tankers and installing 64 small oxygen plants. A team of experts and doctors will prescribe useful medicines and a buffer stock of Covid medicines will be created, he said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Terror module busted in Punjab ahead of Independence Day

J K Rowling receives death threat over her tweet on Salman Rushdie attack

Militant attack in Manipur on Independence Day thwarted, 7 arrested

Security scare raised by passenger on Mumbai-bound flight at MIA; flight delayed

Minister Byrati Basavaraj’s father dies at 85

Non-inclusion of Nehru in K’taka govt ad, Siddaramaiah calls Bommai “RSS slave”

LIC keen to re-enter mediclaim segment, awaiting regulatory clarity: Chairman


Related Articles More

Individual effort crucial in building secure India: Yogi

PM Modi to address nation on Independence Day for 9th straight time

Terror module busted in Punjab ahead of Independence Day

Militant attack in Manipur on Independence Day thwarted, 7 arrested

Maharashtra village offers scholarships to kids of parents quitting alcohol

MUST WATCH

Relief sculpture at Ammai School Compaound

| KABBINALE | Mysterious Waterfall Of Hebri

Shri Araga Gyanendra addressed the gathering. |udayavaninews

News bulletin 13-8-2022

How to cultivate a forest concept


Latest Additions

Individual effort crucial in building secure India: Yogi

Don’t pay too much attention: Chhetri tells players on FIFA ban threat

PM Modi to address nation on Independence Day for 9th straight time

Jhunjhunwala: The RARE big bull; unabashed wealth creator sans big scam shadow

Terror module busted in Punjab ahead of Independence Day

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.