Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)


- Press Trust of India :

The national capital reported 381 new instances of the Covid-19 infection, the lowest since March 15, with the positivity rate dipping to 0.5 per cent, according health department data on Sunday.

Also, 34 more people have succumbed to the disease in a day, the lowest in around two months. These new fatalities pushed the death toll here to 24,591. On Saturday, the city had recorded 60 fatalities and 414 new cases of Covid-19 with a positivity rate of 0.53 per cent. The day before, Delhi had recorded 50 deaths and 523 new cases with a positivity rate of 0.68 per cent.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced various relaxation­s on Saturday, allowing Delhi Metro trains to operate with 50 per cent capacity and shops in markets and malls to reopen on odd-even basis from June 7 as he asserted that the city’s economy needs to be revived in view of improving COVID-19 situation.

The government also allowed all standalone and neighbourh­ood shops to function, implying that liquor vends will reopen from Monday when all the new relaxation­s will come into force in the national capital.

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