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Delhi: CM seeks people’s suggestion on lockdown lifting after May 17

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The Delhi Government has sought suggestions from people on how to move in the direction of lifting curbs amidst nationwide lockdown. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also made clear that it is near impossible to lift lockdown completely as cases are on the rise especially in red zones.

The Government has given options to contact either by calling on toll-free number 1031 or through WhatsApp number 8800007722, or by sending an e-mail to delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com by 5 pm Wednesday, a PTI report said.

Kejriwal said that his government will send a proposal on lockdown relaxations for Delhi to the Centre on Thursday after discussing the suggestions with experts and doctors.

“On one hand, we will have to save ourselves from coronavirus. But on the other, we will also have to maintain the health of the economy, Kejriwal told an online media briefing.
“I seek suggestions from the people of Delhi. Obviously, lockdown cannot be lifted completely from the city given the spike in cases of COVID-19, he said.

Delhi recorded 13 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, the highest single-day spike in coronavirus fatalities for the city, authorities said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the total number of cases rose by 406 to reach 7,639.

“I want to ask whether there should be relaxation in lockdown (post May 17). How much relaxation should be given and in which areas?” the chief minister sought to know from Delhiites.

He also asked whether buses, metro, taxis and auto-rickshaw should now be allowed to operate in Delhi and if schools, markets and industrial areas should be opened after May 17, when the lockdown 3.0 ends.

He said it was clear that social-distancing norms will have to be strictly followed post-May 17, and wearing masks for everyone in the city will be compulsory.

“I know that many people have been facing difficulties due to lockdown. People should send their suggestions by 5 pm on Wednesday,” the CM said.

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