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LG Anil Baijal rejects Delhi govt’s proposal to lift weekend curfew

Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal has rejected the proposal of Delhi government to lift weekend curfew and odd-even scheme for shops and commercial establishments in the city in view of COVID-19 situation. Earlier, the city government had recommended to end the restrictions in the wake of the decline in COVID-19 cases. Sources said, the LG has suggested that status quo be maintained with regards to weekend curfew and opening of markets saying decision will be taken on the subject once the COVID situation improves further. However, the LG has agreed to allow 50 percent attendance in private offices in the city.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri has requested the LG to reconsider the decision to continue the weekend curfew in Delhi and open shops in the markets under the odd-even system. He has said that it is necessary to give relief to the traders after the cases of COVID are reduced. He said, the proposal of the Delhi government should be approved with the condition that it will ensure strict implementation of the corona rules in the markets.

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