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Delhi govt extends Covid-19 curfew till June 7 with some relaxations | What’s allowed now

The Covid-induced lockdown in Delhi has been extended till June 7, the Delhi government announced on Saturday. However, some activities will be permitted outside containment zones in this period.

UPDATED: May 29, 2021 22:26 IST

The Delhi govt in an order issued on Saturday announced an extension of the Covid-induced lockdown till June 7. This has been done, even though the active Covid-19 cases and case positivity rate in the city are declining, because “the situation is still precarious”.

Essential activities and services will, of course, continue to be exempt. E-passes possessed by people for movement connected to essential goods and services will continue to be valid.

In addition, some previously prohibited activities will be permitted outside containment zones in the city from May 31 onwards.

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These include:

  • Operations of manufacturing/production units within closed premises in approved industrial areas
  • Construction activities within work sites.

In order to re-open manufacturing units and construction work, the following terms and conditions have to be met,

  • Only asymptomatic workers and employees to be allowed at the workplace.
  • Staggering of work/business hours to be followed at the workplace in order to ensure proper social distancing.
  • Covid-appropriate behaviour to be strictly followed by all workers at the workplace.
  • Provision of thermal screening, hand wash and sanitiser preferably with touch-free mechanism to be made at all entry and exit points.
  • Frequent sanitization of the entire workplace and common facilities to be ensured.

A manufacturing unit or construction site that violates these rules is liable to be closed. Legal action may also be taken.

Workers and employees will be allowed to move only if they possess an e-pass (soft or hard copy) which can be obtained by the employers by submitting online applications with details of the workers on the website www.delhi.gov.in.

RANDOM TESTING, INSPECTIONS

The Delhi government has also instructed the district magistrates to ensure random Covid testing in sufficient numbers at manufacturing units and construction sites on a regular basis. These units are to be regularly inspected too to ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour is being followed.

Police authorities have been asked to ensure there is no unnecessary movement of people on roads. This will be done by putting an adequate number of checking points.

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