Delhi Covid restrictions will go soon: Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he had sent proposals to lift restrictions to the Lieutenant Governor but he did not accept it.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that restrictions in Delhi will go soon.
Recently some traders had met him and requested to lift the weekend curfews and odd-even rule for the opening of shops.
The capital will record a 10 per cent infection rate today, he added. The maximum was 30 per cent, on January 15.
"When Covid cases rise, we are forced to impose restrictions and people face difficulties. We only bring in restrictions that are needed," Mr Kejriwal said.
The Chief Minister has said that he had sent proposals to lift restrictions to the Lieutenant Governor but he did not accept it. "We will together lift the restrictions soon," he added.
In Delhi, 100% of people have got the first dose and 82% of people have received both doses of the Covid vaccine, Mr Kejriwal said.
The Delhi government had on Friday recommended the lifting of weekend curfews in the national capital in view of declining Covid cases. The file was forwarded to the office of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for his approval but was rejected.
The office of the Lieutenant Governor had said that a decision on lifting the weekend curfew will be taken once the pandemic situation improves further. He had also vetoed the recommendation to withdraw the odd-even rule of opening shops in markets.
Delhi saw a significant drop in daily cases yesterday. 5,760 fresh infections were recorded, 37 per cent lower than Sunday (9,197). The positivity rate fell to 11.79 per cent from 13.3 per cent in the same period, NDTV reported.