Delhi is “prepared to lift the lockdown” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday, declaring a rundown of administrations and businesses which have been given limited alleviation as the countrywide lockdown is set to enter its third stage. “The opportunity has arrived to re-open Delhi. We should be prepared to live with coronavirus,” pronounced the Chief Minister at a question and answer session.
Delhi has so far observed 4,122 instances of coronavirus, of whom 1256 patients have recouped, 64 have passed on.
Taking a phased removal of the lockdown into consideration, the Chief Minister said Delhi is prepared to ease restrictions “in places other than containment zones”. The reason, he said, is that Delhi is “prepared in terms of hospitals and kits”.
“We are suggesting to the Union government that all containment zones should remain sealed. Rest they can start terming as green zones. Shops can be opened on an odd-even basis. Even after complete lifting of lockdown, if a few cases increase, we are prepared to handle that as well,” Mr Kejriwal told reporters.