The Delhi State Disaster Management Authority allowed to reopen hotels in Delhi also allowed the weekly markets on a trial basis. However, gymnasiums will continue to remain closed in the nation’s capitals.
Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi govt had on 6 August sent a proposal to Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal for the reopening of hotels and re-opening of weekly markets on a trial basis in Delhi. However, the LG’s office had indicated that relaxations such as allowing local weekly markets and gymnasiums to operate may lead to a resurgence in the number of cases and therefore rejected the Kejriwal government’s insistence on that count.
Senior government officials said that a major concern expressed by the LG was the number of fresh cases Delhi continues to witness on a daily basis. According to the last one week’s data, Delhi on an average is getting 1,033 cases every day.
As of now, there are 11,068 cases in Delhi according to the latest data, with 1,146 patients recovering in the last 24 hours and 1,372 more testing positive. With 12 more deaths in the capital the total death toll stands at 4,226.