The lockdown in the national capital, which has been in place since April 19 to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), would continue on Saturday, according to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who also announced some relaxations. Local markets can reopen on an odd and even basis in the national capital, according to Kejriwal, and malls can reopen as well but must follow the same guidelines.
“With an expected third wave of Covid-19, 420 tonnes of oxygen storage capacity is being prepared. We have also spoken to Indraprastha Gas Limited to produce 150 tonnes of oxygen,” CM Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal also promised the establishment of two genome sequencing facilities in Delhi to detect novel mutations, if any exist. “To combat the WhatsApp forwarding of drugs, a team of doctors and professionals will be formed to analyse the need for medicines,” Kejriwal stated. The Delhi governmeant started the unlocking process last week, allowing manufacturing and construction activity, in response to a drop in daily infections.