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Delhi covid curbs: Non-essential shops in markets, malls to open on odd-even basis

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Delhi covid curbs: Non-essential shops in markets, malls to open on odd-even basis

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday further tightened the Covid guidelines allowing shops to open on odd-even basis amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases in the city.

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The government of NCT of Delhi was quoted by ANI as saying, “Shops in markets/complexes and malls dealing with non-essential goods, shall be allowed to open on an odd-even basis between 10 am to 8 pm. Only one authorized weekly market (up to 50% limit of allowed vendors at normal time) per day zone shall be allowed.”

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The order also added that all District Magistrates, Municipal Corporations, need to carry out the exercise of numbering of all shops under their jurisdiction within 24 hours. They should also ensure that shops or establishments are open strictly as per odd-even system.

Meanwhile, Delhi on Thursday recorded 15,097 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise since May 8, and six deaths while the positivity rate mounted to 15.34 percent, according to data shared by the city health department.

On Wednesday and Tuesday, 10,665 and 5,481 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 11.88 percent and 8.37 percent respectively, according to official figures.

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