As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we bring you the latest updates from Delhi.
Update at 9.56am | Record single-day jump of 507 Covid-19 fatalities pushes India’s death toll to 17,400; cases climb to 5,85,493, reports PTI
No longer up in the air, dining in open space to be reality
Taking a cue from European countries, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is planning to allow open-air restaurants in the areas falling under its jurisdiction. The corporation has come out with a draft policy on such restaurants offering dining in their open spaces. They will also be allowed to play light music, though seating diners on the pavements as done abroad will not be permitted.
‘Covid hotels’ in the dark about what’s next
After the announcement that hotels would be turned into Covid care facilities attached to hospitals, most hotels have heard neither from the government nor the hospitals. The hotels find themselves in an unenviable position because whatever little of new income avenues they had planned by way of home delivery, takeaway or laundry services also came to a halt once the news spread of their turning into Covid facilities.
Even as Covid cases rise in city, govt data mysteriously shrinks
The Covid-19 data put out by Delhi government has been steadily shrinking over the past couple of months and its daily bulletins have been marked by inconsistencies in format and content. Starting April 30, the amount of information has come down though cases and deaths have grown rapidly.