A day after the DDMA gave its approval for opening of hotels and restaurants in Delhi, the government Thursday asked its Excise department to issue necessary permits to them to serve liquor. The hotels and restaurants in the city were closed due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown since March. In a note to the excise commissioner, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia instructed the department to issue necessary permission to serve liquor in the restaurants and clubs by licensees at the table and in hotel rooms.
On Thursday, thenational capital recorded 1,215 new coronavirus cases, taking the caseload in the city to 1.57 lakh, while the toll from the disease mounted to 4,257, latest update shared by the authorities said. Twenty-two fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
Earlier in the day, the weather body had cautioned against “major traffic disruption” and “increased chance” of road accidents due to heavy water logging. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 46 mm rainfall between 8:30 am on Wednesday and 8:30 am on Thursday, PTI reported.