Delhi Will Begin Unlocking: As the Covid-19 positivity rate fell to 1.5% in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the unlock process for the national capital will begin from Monday, May 31. Relaxations have been announced for construction activities and factories for a week, keeping in mind the interest of the daily wage workers.
However, the unlock process will be a gradual one as a balance between containment and the resumption of economic activities has to be maintained, Kejriwal announced after a meeting with Delhi L-G Anil Baijal. The chief minister also urged people not to venture out of their homes unless necessary.
The Chief Minister said that in this process, the government has to take care of the lowest strata first, which includes daily wagers, labourers, and migrant workers who come to Delhi from far off areas for livelihood. This category of personnel are usually found in the construction field and in factories, he pointed out.
Beginning Monday, productive units will be allowed to function in industrial areas within confines or manufacturing premises. In specified compounds, workers will also be allowed to carry out construction activities.
“Every week, based on suggestions from citizens and expert opinion, we will keep opening up progressively. If the rate of infection increases again, we will put the unlocking on hold. So everyone must maintain caution,” Mr Kejriwal said.