Delhi allows taxis to operate with two passengers; odd-even for shops

CM Kejriwal said that hotels, gymnasium, swimming pool, entertainment parks and auditorium, and places of worship will remain closed

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that hotels, gymnasium, swimming pool, entertainment parks and auditorium, and places of worship will remain closed.

Taxis and cabs will be allowed to operate with two passengers at a time in the national capital amid the Lockdown 4.0, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (May 18).

“Taxis and cabs will be allowed but only two passengers at a time in a car,” said Kejriwal in a press conference.

He said that hotels, gymnasium, swimming pool, entertainment parks and auditorium, and places of worship will remain closed.

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“Standalone shops will also be allowed but salons will stay shut for now,” he said.

Moreover, social, political, sports, cultural and religious gatherings will not be allowed.

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The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday asked Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures up to May 31.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday had announced that the nationwide coronavirus lockdown will be extended to a fourth phase with “totally different” rules, which will be announced before the current one expiring on May 17.

 (With inputs from agencies.)

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