Byline by – Balkrishna
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal declared on Friday that the natinol capital will begin lifting lockdown step by step from Monday, May 31. Delhi went under lockdown on April 19, which was additionally expanded a couple of times. Kejriwal referred to the decreasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Capital as the reason for initiating the unlocking process, adding that the government needs to ensure people don’t die of poverty after surviving the second rush of the pandemic.
“Currently, there is no shortage of hospital beds, ICU and oxygen. So, we have to start the un-lockdown process. We should ensure that we don’t land in a position in which people survive Covid-19 but die of poverty,” Kejriwal said in a press briefing on Friday.
The chief minister urged people not to venture out except if totally important, asserted that despite the fact that thegovernment is not in favour of a lockdown but if Covid-19 cases begin to rise again such measures should be re-executed.
The following activities have been allowed to commence from May 31.
1. The Delhi government has prioritised the weakest economic section in its un-lock mandate. The process will be starting with the opening up of the construction sector.
2. Factories will also start opening up from May 31, earlier only factories producing Covid-19 essentials like face masks, sanitisers, PPE kits were allowed to remain operational.
3. Kejriwal said the lockdown process is aimed at helping migrant labourers and daily wage workers thus the two sectors where they constitute the majority of the workforce have been allowed to open first.
4. As reported last week that the government has not maintained any data on the number of migrant workers who had left Delhi by train but some 8,00,000 had left for their villages on inter-state buses. According to news agency ANI on Friday, the migrant workforce has started to come back to the Capital and buses arriving at Anand Vihar and Kashmere Gate terminals were occupied by those returning from their villages for work.