New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: After over two months, shopping malls, restaurants private offices opened across the national capital on Monday with the beginning of the "Unlock 1.0", the first phase of lockdown upliftment. In line with the Centre's order, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has given several relaxations across the national capital.

While addressing a press conference on Sunday, the Delhi Chief Minister announced that malls, restaurants and religious places in the national capital would open from June but banquet halls and hotels would remain closed. He also said that hotels and banquet halls might be converted into hospitals in the coming days to treat coronavirus patients and therefore, they would remain shut. 

Among the services, the Delhi CM said that they will be opening the borders of Delhi, which were closed last week in view of the sharp rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi.

Here is a list of services opening from June 8 in Delhi:

Shopping mall

Markets and market complexes

Restaurants

Religious places

Intra-state (within NCT of Delhi) movement of buses

Private and government offices

Barbershops and salons

Construction activities

Borders with Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram

List of activities which will remain closed:

Hotels, banquet halls

Metro Rail services

Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions

Gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks

Delhi is the third worst-affected state from COVID-19 and has witnessed a spurt in coronavirus cases from past few days. Over 4,000 new infections have been reported in the national capital from last five days, taking the total toll to 27,654. The death toll in the capital has also surged to 761.

Meanwhile, in view of the increasing coronavirus cases, CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday also announced that the hospitals run by the Delhi government in the city will be reserved only for the residents of Delhi, while the hospitals run by central government will remain open for all. He also said that the private hospitals in Delhi will also remain reserved for the people of Delhi.

However, he said that those private hospitals where special surgeries like neurosurgery are performed should remain available for all the people across the country.

Posted By: Talib Khan