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Gyms, schools and colleges to reopen in Delhi; reduces night curfew time. All you need to know

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New Delhi, Feb 04: The Delhi government has further relaxed restrictions related to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in view of the decline in infections.

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The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday decided to reopen higher education institutions and coaching centres along with schools for class 9-12 from February 7 amid dipping Covid cases in the city, officials said.

Later, at an online briefing, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that the panel has also decided to resume classes from nursery to 8 from February 14.

Here's all you need to know about the new guidance:

  • Duration of night curfew reduced by one hour (between 11 pm & 5 am)
  • Institutions of higher education to open subject to SoPs & strict adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour.
  • Schools to open in a phased manner.
  • Schools for classes 9th-12th to reopen from Feb 7.
  • Teachers who aren't vaccinated will not be permitted:
    DDMA allows offices to function with 100% attendance in Delhi.
  • Single drivers in cars to be exempted from mask mandate.
  • Gyms to open with restrictions

In another important decision, the panel exempted drivers who are alone in vehicles from wearing masks and gave its nod to resumption of offices with 100 percent attendance, they said. The decisions were taken based on experts' advise amid consistent decrease in Covid positivity rate and number of cases, they said.

During the meeting, chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, emphasis was given on enhancing vaccination of those in the 15-18 age group, officials added.

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