Delhi Unlock: Theatres To Reopen With 50% Occupancy, Metro At 100% Capacity From Today

Delhi Unlock: Theatres To Reopen With 50% Occupancy, Metro At 100% Capacity From Today

Highlights:

  • From today, the Delhi Metro and public buses will operate at full capacity.
  • Cinemas, theatres, and multiplexes will open with a 50% occupancy rate.
  • On Sunday, the national capital recorded 66 COVID-19 cases, with two deaths.

From today, cinemas, theatres, and spas in Delhi will be allowed to open with 50% occupancy. The Delhi metro has also been given permission to operate at full capacity.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has also allowed buses, including DTC and cluster buses, to run at maximum capacity as part of unlock-8.

The new rules will take effect at 5 a.m. today, and they come as the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has decreased.

Standing travel inside the Metro will continue to be forbidden, according to a statement released by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Previously, the metro and buses were operating at 50% capacity.

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The new relaxations are as follows:

  • The wedding ceremony capacity has been raised from 50 to 100 people.
  • Funeral/last rites-related gatherings can seat up to 100 persons.
  • From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., restaurants are permitted to use up to 50% of their seating capacity.
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., all marketplaces and malls are allowed to open.
  • Religious groups are permitted to operate, but visitors are not permitted.
  • Stadia/sports complexes will be allowed to open without spectators if SOP is strictly followed.

On Sunday, Delhi reported 66 COVID-19 cases and two positive cases, with a positivity rate of 0.09 percent.

According to health department numbers, the total number of infections in the city has risen to 14,35,910, with a death toll of 25,043.

On Saturday, the national capital reported 66 new cases and zero deaths, compared to 58 cases and one death on Friday.

While experts claim that a substantial number of people have developed immunity to the coronavirus as a result of past infections and immunisation, they warn that imposing restrictive measures to prevent the third wave should be done with caution.

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