New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the National Capital has recorded 900 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The Delhi government will unlock more activities in a phased manner as and when the COVID-19 cases decrease, Kejriwal told reporters here.
Kejriwal, who kick-started the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination centre of the Delhi government at the Chhatrasal Stadium, where people above 45 are getting vaccinated for free, said, ‘Yesterday, we announced that two activities – construction activities and factories can be opened because the poor such as migrant laborers have faced the most difficulty during the lockdown.’
‘Today, only 900 COVID-19 cases have emerged for the first time, I hope that as and when the cases keep on decreasing in the upcoming weeks, we will continue to unlock further. We want the economic activities to come back on track so that the economy can be revived,’ he said.
Kejriwal on Friday had announced that the ongoing COVID-19-induced lockdown will be relaxed for construction work and operation of factories from May 31 onwards keeping the livelihood of daily wagers in the mind as the situation in the National Capital is coming under control.
Addressing a digital press conference here on Friday, Kejriwal said, ‘Lockdown is till Monday, 5 am. Gradually the unlocking process will start from May 31 onwards.
Construction activities will be allowed and factories will be permitted to reopen from Monday morning, the Delhi Chief Minister had said.