More relaxation in Delhi: auditoriums, meeting rooms of educational institutions authorized to open | Latest Delhi News
The Delhi administration has allowed auditoriums and meeting rooms at educational institutions to open at 50% capacity from Monday. Students, however, are still not allowed to physically attend institutions. This relaxation of restrictions applies only to teachers and professors.
“Only teachers and professors will be allowed to enter educational institutions for online lectures and other administrative work,” said the notification issued by the state government.
Academic gatherings and meetings will also be allowed with a 50% capacity at educational institutions as part of the seventh phase of unlocking.
Exemption from attending in-person courses has only been granted to Delhi Police and Army personnel, who can attend vocational training courses without seeking permission from the Delhi Disaster Management Authority ( DDMA).
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Delhi was strictly closed from April 19 to May 30 as the second wave ravaged the city. The nation’s capital began to unlock in phases from May 31. With the decline in coronavirus cases, the government has allowed more relaxations every week. However, with people flouting Covid-19 protocols, experts have started to warn of a possible third wave with more serious consequences.
The DDMA allowed stadiums and sports complexes to operate at 50% of their capacity from July 5. The national capital’s subways and public buses also operated at reduced capacity. A week earlier, gymnasiums and yoga institutes were allowed to open at 50% of their capacity. Hotels and banquets have also been allowed to host weddings with a maximum of 50 guests.
Spas, multiplexes, cinemas, religious and social gatherings remain prohibited. The national capital recorded 76 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, and one death. The Covid-19 positivity rate has fallen further to 0.9% in the past 24 hours.