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Delhi lifts weekend curfew, restaurants to reopen with 50% capacity

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
January 27, 2022 15:07 IST
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The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday decided to lift weekend curfew and odd-even system of opening non-essential shops in the city besides permitting restaurants and bars to reopen with 50 per cent seating capacity, in view of improving COVID-19 situation.

IMAGE: Stray dogs on a deserted road during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in New Delhi on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

The decision was made at a meeting headed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. He, however, postponed the decision to reopen schools for the next meeting, officials said.

The government offices have also been allowed to reopen with 50 per cent staff, they said.


Another decision taken at the meeting was to allow marriage ceremonies with maximum 200 guests in open areas and up to 50 per cent capacity at indoor venues. So far, only 20 people were allowed to attend these events at home.

The night curfew imposed on weekdays from 10 pm to 5 am will continue.

The meeting also decided for strict enforcement and enhancement of Covid appropriate behaviour and other guidelines to check rise in cases, they added.

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