New Delhi: All weekly markets in Delhi have been allowed to reopen from Monday as the Covid-1 restrictions in the national capital have been further relaxed following the fall of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s case on Saturday.
Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was concerned about the livelihoods of the poor, so it allowed the resumption of the weekly market. However, everyone is urged to follow the COVID-19 guidelines. During a protest, Delhi BJP president Aadesh Gupta asked the chief minister to reopen the weekly market and compensate traders.
He tweeted, “Weekly markets are opening from Monday. These are poor people. The government is very concerned about their livelihood. I urge everyone to behave properly after opening these markets.”
The weekly market was closed after a lockdown was imposed in Delhi on April 19 in the second wave of the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic.
Trade unions estimate that the city has about 2,700 markets and employs millions of small traders and suppliers. Covid-1 is weak in Delhi and most of the services were opened one after another. Weekly markets were allowed to operate on the condition that only one market would be open daily from June 14, even in only one of the 12 municipal areas in Delhi.
As per the DDMA guidelines, the district authorities have been approved for quick testing of random RT-PCRs and vendors as well as customers in the market.
As far as cases are concerned, 66 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Delhi on Sunday and the positivity rate was 0.10 per cent in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 1,19,785 were vaccinated on Saturday.