In India, there are signs of a slight easing of the Corona situation. After the country had long suffered from the effects of the devastating second wave, the infection figures are now declining noticeably. As a result, the country’s two largest metropolises, for example, are opening up cautiously.
In view of the significant drop in the number of infections in the former Corona hotspot of India, the megacities of Delhi and Mumbai, along with other regions, are venturing to make initial relaxations. According to health authorities, the number of new Corona infections within 24 hours had fallen to 120,529 cases – well below the peak of 400,000 reached in early May.
In the Delhi metropolitan region, which has been in lockdown since April 19, markets and shopping malls could reopen Monday, local government chief Arvind Kejriwal announced. However, stores with even house numbers are to open on different days than those with odd numbers. In addition, the metro would be allowed to operate again with half of its seating capacity. Offices could also reopen with half their staff.