Delhi barber shops, salons to reopen; borders sealed for 1 week: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi barber shops, salons to reopen; borders sealed for 1 week: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said barbershops and salons will be allowed to reopen in Delhi, but spas will remain closed.

Kejriwal while addressing a press conference also informed that borders will continue to remain sealed for one week in the wake of rising cases in the national capital. Only essential services will be exempted, added Kejriwal.

“We will take a decision again in one week to open borders after suggestions from citizens,” he added.

“Have sought suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.”

Delhiites can also share suggestions on opening borders with Delhi government on 8800007722 via WhatsApp or emailing on delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com before 5 pm on Friday.

The Delhi chief minister added that all shops in market areas will be permitted to open in the national capital.

He added that Delhi government will implement all relaxations permitted by Centre as part of Unlock 1.0.

The Centre recently shared detailed guidelines for phased re-opening. The lockdown in specific containment zones has been extended till June 30 as part of the new plan, but major relaxations have also been allowed in view of the economic situation.

While many have welcomed the Centre’s new plan to ease coronavirus restrictions, health experts have expressed concern as number of cases in India continue to spike sharply.

India has registered over 1.9 lakh Covid-19 positive cases and over 5,300 deaths. In Delhi, there are 10,893 active cases and over 470 people have died after testing positive for the deadly virus.