Some weeks back, India was in a serious health crisis as the COVID-19 surged so much it caused a serious panic in the health sector in the country prompting other countries to close their border against Indians and those coming from the country however the newest report is that the government of several states in the country are now easing on their restrictions as of Monday and that includes the state capital Delhi.
The government of the state of Delhi earlier enforced the rules to close all public places such as restaurants and event centers until now when the restrictions are being eased.
The main reason for this new development is the latest result of the number of cases being reported in the country as daily reports have dropped to the lowest in more than two months now.
Even though the easing have already begun, health experts still warned against full re-opening as only 5% of the entire India population have been vaccinated with the necessary two doses and that still leaves millions vulnerable in the country.
As of May, the rate of Infection was at its peak in the country with nearly 400,000 daily cases but then the number soon dropped to as low as just 70,421 per day. The new data is what prompted the government of the country to ease on the restrictive measures to curb off the spread of the disease in the country.
The number of deaths went up by 3,921, the data showed which made India the second-highest tally of COVID-19 infections in the world right after the United States where some 29.51 million cases led to 374,305 fatalities according to the country’s health ministry data.
With the new development, shops and malls have been allowed to re-open in Delhi while other public places such as gyms, salons, cinemas and parts are still well shut.
City chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that markets and restaurants would be carefully watched this week.
“If we see coronavirus cases are going up, we will have to reimpose strict restrictions,” Kejriwal said in a televised address on Sunday.
The number of cases of COVID-19 in the second most populous country went though the roof causing a serious struggle to provide oxygen cylinders and beds for patients back in May when the number of cases was at its peak.
As the number of cases reduces, businesses were allowed to bring back about 50% of their employees to the workforce while also partially allowing public transports to operate.
In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, known for automobile manufacturing, some businesses were allowed to bring back 50% of employees and salons and liquor shops re-opened. Bus services remained suspended until June 21.
Other regions that partially reopened includes Karnataka state which is a major tech hub in the country. The re-opening of the city brought back traffic to the streets as business re-opened even though there are strict night and weekend curfews.
One of the main reasons for the quick re-opening lies with the financial well-being of the genera populace as millions depend on daily wages to pay for food and rent in the country and that is one of the factors leading to the quick re-opening of the country.
“India needs to reopen as the challenge of maintaining a fine balance between lives and livelihoods is very crucial,” said Rajib Dasgupta, head of the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Other advanced countries of the world have continued with the COVID-19 vaccine campaign as the US has reportedly vaccinated some 310 million people while other countries like South Korea have vaccinated about 23% of its population.