Delhi govt allows reopening of malls and restaurants; hotels to remain shut in Unlock-1

Hotels and banquet halls might be converted into COVID hospitals in the future

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, Hotel to remain closed in Delhi

As per the guidelines issued by the Centre for Unlock-1, malls, restaurants, hotels and religious places will be allowed to reopen across the country from June 8th. However, in national capital Delhi, certain services, which were supposed to reopen in Unlock phase-1, will continue to remain shut, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

In a press conference, Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal said that “malls, restaurants and religious places will be reopening from Monday (8th June) as per the Centre’s guidelines; however hotels and banquet halls will remain shut.”

He also informed that these hotels and banquet halls might be converted into COVID hospitals in the future. "We may need hotels and banquet halls to place beds and to attach them with hospitals as cases have been rising in Delhi,” he said.

The chief minister also announced the opening of Delhi's borders from Monday. Besides, the state government has assured that it will also withdraw the 70% extra tax on liquor, dubbed as “special corona fees” from June 10.

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