DELHI Govt proposes to allow several economic activities post May 17, says CM Kejriwal

Different economic activities to be allowed in Delhi from Monday: Kejriwal

DELHI Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, 14 May 2020 that various economic activities are proposed to be allowed in the Union Territory from May 18  based on decisions taken by the Centre on lockdown relaxation. He has sought people’s view on further easing lockdown to convey to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as suggested by PM during a recent interaction with CMs from across the country. Addressing media online, he said that most people suggested that schools, colleges, spa, swimming pools and malls should not be opened post May 17, and there should be just limited operation of metro services. “We have to work hard to open up the economy,” he said, adding that people suggested strict action against those not wearing a mask and violating social-distancing norms. The chief minister said that the government received good suggestions from people on lockdown relaxations post May 17.”We also got suggestions from market associations and most of them advocated the opening of markets on an odd-even basis,” he said. Earlier, the Delhi government announced to provide another financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to construction workers amid the extended COVID-19 lockdown. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, chaired by Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai. There are around 40,000 construction workers registered with the board. It has also decided to launch an online portal where construction workers can register themselves from May 15 to 25.

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