Delhi markets, malls to remain open beyond 8 p.m. from tomorrow

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Markets, malls, restaurants and bars in the capital can remain open after 8 pm from August 23, the Delhi government announced on Saturday as restrictions are being lifted following a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases.

“In view of the coronavirus situation, markets were currently allowed to remain open till 8 pm, with the decline in COVID-19 cases, with this deadline being removed from Monday. Markets may remain open as per their normal timings,” Mr Kejriwal said in a tweet.

A bulletin issued by the government said Delhi recorded only 19 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, the lowest since April 15 last year, which stands at 14,37,293. No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported and the toll stood at 25,079.

A total of 59,740 tests were conducted in 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 0.03%.

Out of the total cases, 14,11,784 people have been cured and only 430 are active cases.

(with inputs from PTI)



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