In view of the continuous decline in coronavirus infection cases in the country’s capital Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has taken a major decision to provide relief to traders.
The government has lifted the ban on keeping markets open in Delhi till 8 pm. In such a situation, all markets in Delhi will now be able to open as per their normal schedule.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal himself announced it on Saturday.
Order to open weekly market given on August 9
Earlier, the Delhi government had ordered the opening of weekly markets in the capital from August 9. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kejriwal had said that all weekly markets are opening up. There are poor people earning their livelihood in these markets and the Government is concerned about them.
Traders demand extension of market time
In view of the festival, traders in Delhi had been demanding the lifting of the punctuality for the past several days.
Traders were hoping to pick up business during the festive season, but the permission to open shops by 8 pm was proving inadequate.
In this regard, the Chamber of Trade and Industry, the apex body of traders in Delhi, had written to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) seeking lifting of the punctuality.
Warning of action on a violation of Corona Protocol
DDMA said market trade associations, banquet halls, marriage hall associations, gyms and yoga institute associations, other trade associations, and resident welfare associations will also be solely responsible for the adherence to corona protocol by all shops, malls, markets.
Similarly, action will be taken against the concerned in case of violation of Corona Protocol anywhere. In addition, violation of corona protocol will also be strictly enforced in metros and buses.
This is the corona infection situation in Delhi
According to the data released by the Delhi government, 19 new corona cases were reported in the capital on Friday and no patients died.
With this, the total number of infected persons has gone up to 14,37,293. Out of these, 25,079 people have lost their lives.
In April, the number of daily cases had crossed 28,000 and the health system had collapsed badly.