Parts of our state had already received relaxation of lockdown rules last week but, our city and district was among those that did not as the daily covid cases were still high compared to the other parts.
Many businesses were suffering due to the lockdown rules and so their associations staged protests in many places which obviously registered with our political masters. After consulting so called experts a relaxation has been announced with effect from this morning.
Here is the news item announcing the same.
The lockdowns may have prevented further spread of the pandemic but the price that ordinary people have had to pay in terms of loss of earnings and employment has been very high. I personally know of cases where housewives have had to go to work as domestics or start catering services from home to keep up with mortgage payments and to meet other domestic expenses.
With this easing of the conditions, I hope that the economic situation of our city and state will start to recover.