Under the ‘Unlock 4’ plan, steps are being taken by the Indian government to revive the economy. Amid many relaxations, the Delhi government has allowed bars, pubs, and restaurants to open from September 9 to September 30 on a trial basis, following the protocols for COVID-19.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be followed by the bars and restaurants. According to a news agency, Delhi Lieutenant General Anil Baijal has approved the order.
The SOP stated that no bars would be open in the containment zone, and only staff and customers who are asymptomatic will be allowed to enter. Also, only fifty percent of the seating ability will be allowed. Moreover, no drinks will be served to a standing customer. People who do not wear a mask will not be permitted entry.
The decision is taken, keeping in view the revenue implications. It is noteworthy that the Indian Capital saw a fresh spike in the coronavirus case in the last two months on Wednesday, according to the Delhi Health Dept. It will be crucial to see the impact of the opening of bars in such a situation.